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Safety by the Numbers

Posted on May 4, 2012

Here’s a no brainer: seat beats make you safer.

Check out the facts:
– In 2011, 46 percent of Texans killed in crashes were not wearing their seat belts.
– Of the 762,778 Texans involved in crashes where there were no injuries, 97 percent were wearing their seat belt.
– One of every two pickup truck drivers killed in traffic crashes in 2011 was not buckled up.
– Riders in the back seat who use lap and shoulder belts are more likely to survive in a crash than unrestrained occupants.
– Unbelted backseat passengers can become human projectiles in a car crash, and if tossed around inside the vehicle, they can injure or even kill those in the front seat.

Download the full fact sheet here. (PDF)

Posted by TxDOT Traffic SafetyShare

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