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Why Safety Belts?

  • Properly fastened seatbelts distribute the forces of rapid deceleration over the chest, hips and shoulders.
  • These are the larger and stronger parts of a person’s body and they can endure greater levels of force.
  • The seatbelt stretches slightly to slow your body down and lessens the distance your upper torso travels before stopping.
  • A safety belt reduces the chance of the “human collision” phase of a motor vehicle crash.

A study done by the Chase Insurance Group in 2001 found that 77 percent of auto collisions occurred within 15 miles of home.

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