Seat belts are essential to being a safe driver or safe passenger. As you've heard, teens unfortunately often don’t wear their seatbelts, even though motor vehicle crashes are actually the number 1 cause of teen deaths. It’s important for teens to know they need to wear their seat belts – even if they’re not the ones driving! Seat belts reduce the risk of death for front-seat passengers by 45%.
Not wearing your seatbelt can not only be deadly, but it can be costly, too! In states with primary seat belt laws, average fines for not wearing your seat belt range from $57.50 - $200. Save yourself the trouble (and money!) by taking 3 seconds to buckle up - every trip, every seat, every time!
Passengers, you have the power to start these conversations with your driver. Make sure that everyone stays safe by influencing others to buckle up before the car ever leaves the driveway. Make buckling up a natural habit for your family & friends, no matter who is in the driver’s seat.
Teens are disproportionately killed by motor vehicle crashes, and 55% of those teens were not wearing seat belts. SADD Nation & NRSF are working together to change that - but the change starts with YOU!
Buckle up, and let's make this the #SafestSummerEver!
Interested in learning more? Check out the SADD & NRSF Passport to Safe Driving at https://www.sadd.org/passporttosafedriving for more driving tips aimed at parents and teens! Or, check out our partners at NRSF here: https://www.nrsf.org/