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Seat Belts Save Lives

90.4% Seat Belt Use Rate In 2021

14955 Lives Saved By Seat Belts In 2017

2549 additional lives could have been saved in 2017 if everyone had buckled up

Source: Seat Belt Safety | NHTSA

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Yet, nearly 16% of Arkansan drivers do not wear their seat belts. In the U.S. overall, 11.5% of drivers do not buckle-up as determined by the National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS).

  • Nationally, Seat belt use continued to be lower for males (87.7%) than females (92.0%) in 2018.
  • In 2018, seat belt use continued to be lower among 16- to 24-year-olds (87.6%) than other age groups.
  • NHTSA has estimated that, when used, lap/shoulder seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent and the risk of moderate-to-critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Lap/shoulder belts should always be used, even in vehicles with air bags.

One of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up. Many Americans understand the lifesaving value of the seat belt – the national use rate was at 90.4% in 2021. Seat belt use in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 14,955 lives in 2017. Understand the potentially fatal consequences of not wearing a seat belt and learn what you can do to make sure you and your family are properly buckled up every time.

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