Seat Belts Save Lives

We all know seat belts save lives, but teenagers today still do not wear their seat belts, and they are dying as a result. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that of the almost 6,000 young occupants who died in motor vehicle crashes in 1999, more than 66% (over 4,000) were not wearing seat belts. The percentage of young people who were unbelted in alcohol-related crashes is even higher.

SADD chapters need to make their peers' seat belt use a high priority. We need to do all we can to increase seat belt use by young people. The following is a list of activities that SADD chapters in other schools have conducted.

For a more extensive list of seat belt activities, fax your request to the SADD National Office at 508-481-5759.

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