When it comes to car accidents and car accident prevention, following the law and being an attentive — as well as a defensive — driver are not always enough. Some Alabama drivers will get into an accident no matter how excellent they are at driving. It’s in these car accident circumstances that you definitely want to be wearing seatbelt to try and avoid or minimize your injuries.
Here are several reasons why a seatbelt could save your life:
— When drivers and passengers are not wearing their seatbelts, deadline ejections are common. Wearing a seatbelt, on the other hand, will keep you inside your vehicle and prevent you from hitting other parts of your car violently.
— Airbags are not enough. Airbags are invented to work alongside seatbelts as a supplement to their safety. Failing to wear a seatbelt could put you at risk of getting injured by your airbag when it deploys.
— It doesn’t matter if you’re a child, overweight, pregnant or simply too “stylish” to wear a seatbelt. You could benefit from the proper use of a safety restraint.
— Wearing a seatbelt will lower your chances of getting killed in a car crash by 45 percent.
If the above reasons are not enough to get you to buckle up, then probably nothing will be capable of convincing you. It’s also important to note that a seatbelt will not prevent you from getting hurt in all situations. If you get hurt in a crash, whether you were using a safety belt or not, you might want to consider investigating the pursuit of a personal injury claim to recover the financial damages you incurred as a result of the crash.
Source: Virtual Drive of Texas, “The Importance of Wearing a Seat Belt,” accessed May 19, 2017