The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released a report about seat belt use in the United States.  The report, which is updated annually, reflects the study’s conclusions for calendar year 2009. 

Those Less Likely to Wear a seat belt Include….

According to the study results, passengers in the back seat are less likely to wear seat belts than drivers and front seat passengers.  16 -24 year olds are less likely to wear seat belts than people in other age groups.  African-Americans are less likely to wear seat belts than people of other races, and males are less likely than females to wear seat belts.

Why the Study is Significant

As Fulton County car accident lawyers, we understand how important seat belts are in saving lives.  The odds of surviving a car crash without significant injury improve substantially when a seat belt is worn at the time of the accident.

Identifying groups who are less likely to wear seat belts may enable public awareness campaigns to target their messages and to help improve compliance with Georgia seat belt laws.

If you have been hurt in a Fulton County car crash, you may be entitled to damages whether or not you were wearing a seat belt.  Please contact a Fulton car accident lawyer at 770.518.1133 for more information about your rights.

Source: NHTSA Occupant Restraint Use in 2009 - Results From the National Occupant Protection Use Survey Controlled Intersection Study November 2010
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