- Your best defense against unsafe drivers – the single most important step you can take to save your life in the event of a crash.
- Lap and shoulder seat belts – when worn – lower the risk of death to passengers in the front seat by 45 percent.
Seat belts also reduce the risk of moderate-to-critical injury by half.
- Teens aged 13 to 15 have a 67 percent risk of dying in crashes in which they aren’t wearing seat belts – the highest percentage of all age groups.
- Data shows that, among passengers aged 18 to 34 who have been killed in crashes, 63 percent were not buckled up.
Buckle up on every trip.
Every time. Day and night.
Sources: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Maryland State Highway Administration, Maryland Transportation Authority, Maryland State Police