When you first get into your car, what is the first thing you do? Turn the car on? Put the music on? Adjust your mirrors? What about wearing your seat belt? Your seat belt is the one component that will keep you safe while you are driving or if you are in an accident. Many people today seem to take seat belts for granted. Most people believe it is the only the driver and passenger`s obligation to wear a seatbelt and no one else has to wear them. Everyone no matter who they are should always wear a seatbelt and there has to be action taken in regards to this matter. The federal government should regulate seatbelt usage by legislating a universal law which requires all passengers to wear a seat belts, creating substantial fines for each passenger
There are many people who do not understand the importance of seat belts for safety. They do not wear their seat belts even though they know the mortality statistics. Most of them think that seat belts do not help when an accident occurs. We have all made the excuse that the seat belt is uncomfortable. Driving is a dangerous duty that should always be practiced with more caution and care. Some people think that not wearing a seatbelt is rebellious. Other people think that they will never get into accident. Some of the consequences of not wearing a seat belt is that you could die, you can get injured and many more. So far, the only way to avoid these consequences from happening is to wear a seatbelt.
Around midnight on August 9th, 1984, police officers pounded on Kirk Bloodsworth’s door and arrested him for the rape and murder of Dawn Hamilton, a 9-year-old girl. At trial, though there was absolutely no physical evidence against him, five eyewitnesses identified him. After the jury deliberated, for fewer than three hours, he was sentenced to death row (Junkin).
When you see so many incidents lately on the news regarding the students riding the bus, the lack of supervision, and sometimes the harmful acts being done to other students; you wonder why these things are happening. Or perhaps there was an accident involving a bus where a student was severely hurt. I am for seatbelts being on school buses for the simple fact that anything could happen on a bus even an accident and the students should be safe. The issue of seatbelts on a bus is not a huge controversial issue compared to other issues such as whether or not English should be the official language or abortion, but it is an important issue to be discussed and made a decision on.
Last week my department lost a police officer to the first tenet, not wearing his seatbelt.
According to NHTSA, 13,941 lives were saved by seat belts in 2015 while an additional 2,814 could have been saved if properly restrained (2017). One impact of seat belt usage is reducing the risk serious or fatal injuries by about half. The CDC reported in 2009, 53% of occupants killed in crashes in the U.S. were not wearing seat belts (2014). According to data collected in 2008 by NHTSA, seat belts have saved an estimated 225,000 lives (2009). The benefit of wearing a seat belt can help increase chances of surviving a crash with little or no
Motor vehicle crashes are identified as the leading cause of death in children under 19 years of age across the United States (Sauber-Schatz, West, & Bergen, 2014). Due to the large number of child deaths that occur each year, education regarding the proper use of child passenger safety seats must be provided to families. According to Basco, Hletko, West, and Darden (2009), although death and injury caused by motor vehicle accidents are deemed accidental, they are
Another campaign is the “click it or ticket”, although indirect relate with public health, the end result can be that in an accident the victim will end up in a hospital, when he or she did not wear a seatbelt.
Seat belts should be required on school buses for a lot of foreseen reasons. Seatbelts can make school buses so much safer in so many different ways. One reason why seat belts should be required on school buses is that it will save students' lives. According to an article released by the “Today” show “About 440,000 school buses carry 24 million kids each and every day during the school year, which can be dangerous if the bus gets in a crash. Undoubtedly, school buses should be required to have seat belts if 24 million kids ride school buses each day.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “in 2015, seat belt use in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 13,941 lives” (1). The NHTSA goes on to say that almost 30 million Americans still don’t use seat belts on a daily basis. Since vehicle accidents are among the leading causes of death in the United States and even the world, the argument to improve seat belt technology has increased dramatically. Researchers are often more concerned with whether or not people are wearing their seat belts, not the effectiveness of them, until now, although both are incredibly important. Seat belt safety, which is directly related to seat belt technology, has been shown to be increasingly ineffective because of the high severity
Automobiles have been around for over a century. They help people get around town as technology improves over the years. Now with better fuel economy, we are excited to be driving around for many miles over the road. Although many of our cars have change overtime, the one thing that has never change is the seat belt that’s near our car doors. Whenever you get in any car on the road, its important that we depend on people to wear seat belts. Seat Belts are the ones we must wear before we head out on our cars. Its protect drivers from injuries sustain from crashes. Seat Belt inspire many states laws in America, but sometimes not all seat belt laws are mandatory. Only one state in the United States didn’t have any seat belts laws at all with the exception of the booster seat law. Anytime we get in our car, we always depend on seat belts to protect drivers from serious injuries or
Seat belts worn correctly can reduce the chances of death in a collision by 47% and the chances of serious injury by 52% (Stewart et al., 1997). All new vehicles sold in Canada today are equipped with three-point seat belts in all positions. Many vehicles are also equipped with seat belt pretensioners,
Gayle Bell was a mediocre mother in the state of Missouri who had a just as average sixteen-year-old daughter named Jessie. Jessie was driving her small car one day when she rolled over into a ditch and died. Gayle said she would do anything to get Jessie back and that she never minded driving Jessie places (Davis, p.249). However, there was nothing Gayle could do because accidents like this can be prevented, but not undone. This is a real story and crashes like this can happen to anyone, even you or your children. One of the many debates in today’s society is whether the United States should raise the driving age to keep teens safe. We have lost thousands of thousands of lives due to teens immaturity or reckless driving. Each moment