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NHTSA Seat Belt Safety for Everyone

The Top 5 Things You Should Know About Buckling Up

Seat belts save more than 13,000 lives every year. Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash. During a crash, being buckled up helps keep you safe and secure inside your vehicle. Seat belts are also the best defense against impaired, aggressive, and distracted driving. However, to be effective, you need to know how to use them correctly.

NHTSA Seat Belt Top 5 Flyer

  1. Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.
  2. Air bags are designed to work with seat belts, not replace them.
  3. Guidelines to buckle up safely
  4. Fit matters
  5. Seat belt safety for children and pregnant women

Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website at www.nhtsa.gov/seatbelts to find out when your child is ready for an adult seat belt.

Learn how important it is for you and everyone in your vehicle to buckle up the right way, every trip, every time!