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Seat Belt Usage
There are legal consequences to not wearing a seat belt in Florida. Consider yourself lucky if the only legal issue you face with not wearing a seat belt is paying a ticket because many people who fail to wear a seatbelt end up with serious injuries in car accidents and have to file a personal injury claim.
1 in 4 teens does not buckle up when they are driving with other teen drivers. 84% of teens believe that other teenagers don’t use their seatbelt every time they get in the car.
Each year about 33,000 people are fatally injured in a motor vehicle crash. With 45 to 60 percent effectiveness, seat belts are the single most effective means of reducing the risk of dying in an accident and have reportedly saved nearly 300,000 lives since 1975.
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