Nationwide statistics show that vehicular accidents are leading causes of death due to injury. Many deaths due to car accidents happen because the victim was not wearing a seat belt. According to reports, a death due to not wearing a seatbelt occurs every hour in America.
Although seat belts are one of the most effective safety devices available, only 68 percent of drivers and passengers wear them. Every parent should set an example for his or her children by a wearing seat belt and driving responsibly. Reports reveal that individuals between 16 and 25 years of age are least likely to buckle up, in spite of being the riskiest drivers who often indulge in drunk driving and speeding. Only tougher seat belt laws and high visibility enforcement campaigns can prompt all drivers to wear seat belts.