Motor-vehicle crashes are among the leading causes of injury-related deaths in the U.S. and result in more than three million emergency department visits each year. This podcast discusses the importance of seat belt use. Created: 5/23/2013 by MMWR.
Date Released: 5/23/2013. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Buckle Up on Every Trip
Click It or Ticket Campaign — May 20-June 3, 2013
Recorded: May 21, 2013; posted: May 23, 2013
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Motor-vehicle crashes are among the leading causes of injury-related deaths in the U.S. and result in more than three million emergency department visits each year. Proper seat belt use is the best way to prevent serious injuries and deaths in car crashes. In 2011, seat belts saved an estimated 12,000 lives. Many states require everyone in the vehicle to wear seat belts or face a fine. Although most people in the U.S. use seat belts, millions still don’t. Buckle up in every seat, on every trip, every time. It could be a life or death decision.
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