Pre-drive Checks Posted On February 13, 2015 Tweet Facebook Gmail Linked In Seat Belt Make sure to fasten your seat belt and check to make sure that your passengers have fastened their seat belts, too. Wearing a shoulder-lap seat belt reduces your risk of injury or death in a crash by 50%. Drivers and passengers who are wearing seat belts will slow down more gradually in a collision. Make sure to buckle your seat belt on every trip. Statistically, most traffic crashes happen within 25 miles of the driver’s home.