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What You May Be Missing at Night

Monday, May 13th, 2024

Oh no! Red and blue flashing lights in the rear-view mirror. What could you have possibly done wrong? You just hopped in the car for a quick trip to the store. You’re driving the speed limit, not blasting your music, using your blinkers. Did you remember to fasten your seat belt? No.

Between May 20 and June 2, officers statewide are stepping up their efforts to ticket anyone not wearing a seat belt, especially at night.

Letty von Rossum, TxDOT Behavioral Traffic Safety Section Director, warns motorists, “In 2023 more than 3,800 Texans who failed to wear their seat belts were killed or seriously injured. Simply remembering to put on your seat belt increases your chances of surviving a crash by 45%. In pickup trucks, that number jumps to 60%.”

You might think that under the cover of darkness, police officers don’t notice unbuckled drivers and passengers. But they do. If you’re pulled over, that means you’ll face fines and court costs up to $200. Instead of putting yourself and others in danger, remember: buckle up day and night, every rider, every ride.


Introducing: Bernard in the Backseat

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

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Buckling Up for Two

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Whether you are in the front seat or back, wearing your seat belt is the single most effective action you can take to protect yourself and your unborn child in the event of a crash. Being buckled up helps keep you safe inside your vehicle during a crash. If you ride without a seat belt, you could be thrown out of your car or collide with other passengers.

Pregnant woman putting on a seat belt

Seat Belt Guide

  • Secure the lap belt below your belly so that it fits snugly across your hips and pelvic bone.
  • Place the shoulder belt across your chest (between your breasts) and away from your neck.
  • Never place the shoulder belt under your arm or behind your back.