Importance Of Seat Belts And Safety Seats Gets National Attention
June 5, 2012
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that approximately 30 percent of all fatal accidents involve a person who wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
Take, for instance, a 33-year-old woman who was killed in St. Genevieve, Missouri over the weekend. According to KSDK 5 News, the accident happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning as she was driving east on Route JJ. As she rounded a corner in the road, the vehicle veered off the highway and struck a tree. The woman was not buckled in and was partially ejected from the vehicle. She died several hours after being transported to a local hospital.
The number of accidents and deaths associated with children utilizing safety seats are even more staggering, with the NHTSA finding that nine out of 10 seats aren’t properly installed. These findings prompted the organization to begin running a series of public service announcements in 33,000 targeted areas across the country to educate the public on the importance of choosing the right safety seat for your child. Also, the organization has launched a new website called Parents Central that offers information on how to keep children safe in and around vehicles.
The St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers with Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers ask that all motorists keep themselves safe in the event of a St. Louis Car Accident by always buckling up and requiring passengers to do the same.