Facts & Figures
- Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens in the US.
- Wearing your seatbelt reduces serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about 50 percent.
- About three people die every day in Tennessee from motor vehicle crash injuries. The people killed every year on Tennessee roadways would fill six Boeing 737 jets.
- Nighttime seatbelt use decreases significantly from daytime use.
- Men, adults living in rural areas, and individuals who drive pickup trucks have lower seatbelt usage rates.
- Of the teens (aged 13-20 years) that die in vehicle crashes, approximately 55 percent of them were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.