More than 21,000 drivers and passengers in the United States were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2014. This podcast discusses the importance of wearing seat belts. Created: 5/26/2016 by MMWR.
Date Released: 5/26/2016. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Click It or Ticket Campaign—May 23-June 5, 2016
Recorded: May 24, 2016; posted: May 26, 2016
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In the United States, more than 21,000 drivers and passengers were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2014. Half were unrestrained. Seat belts or age- and size-appropriate child restraints are the most effective ways to prevent serious injury or death in a crash, reducing the risk by about half.
Nearly all states now require seat belt use, and law enforcement agencies are strictly enforcing the laws. To decrease your chance of serious injury or death, and avoid a costly fine, make sure everyone in your vehicle is buckled up on every trip.
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