No Seat Belt Use
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Your best defense against unsafe drivers – the single most important step you can take to save your life in the event of a crash.
Lap and shoulder seat belts – when worn – lower the risk of death to passengers in the front seat by 45 percent.Seat belts also reduce the risk of moderate-to-critical injury by half.
Teens aged 13 to 15 have a 67 percent risk of dying in crashes in which they aren’t wearing seat belts – the highest percentage of all age groups.
Data shows that, among passengers aged 18 to 34 who have been killed in crashes, 63 percent were not buckled up.
Source: Towards Zero Deaths Maryland