Though you may be a safe driver, you can’t always avoid becoming involved in a Bucks County car accident. That is why you should make sure you and your occupants are buckled up at all times.
Who is less likely to wear a seat belt?
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), seat-belt use averages 88 percent nationally. However, there are still some groups who are less likely to buckle up. They include:
- Pickup-truck drivers
- Males in rural areas
- Commercial drivers
Do seat belts save lives?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that seat belts are the single most effective traffic safety device. According to the NHTSA:
- Between 2004 and 2008, seat belts saved more than 75,000 people.
- In 2007, approximately 42 percent of passengers killed were not wearing a seat belt.
- More than 1,600 lives could be saved each year if 90 percent of people were buckled up.
What if you are injured in a car accident?
An experienced car accident attorney can help you hold the other driver liable for your damages. To learn more about your accident case, order your free copy of our book, How to Maximize Your Pennsylvania Car Accident Case Before an Insurance Company Takes Advantage of You.
If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident, contact one of our experienced Bucks County car accident attorneys at Saile & Saile Law Firm at 215-642-2335.