The UTK Seatbelt Convincer

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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.