Wednesday, May 26, 2021
No matter what type of vehicle you drive, one of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up.
In 2019, 9,466 unbuckled passengers were killed in crashes in the United States. While that was a decrease from 2018, an early study for 2020 suggests that during the COVID-19 public health emergency, driving patterns and behaviors changed significantly. Of those drivers who remained on the roads, there was more risky behavior, including people not wearing seat belts.
As you head out around the Memorial Day holiday, you’ll likely see more law enforcement on the roads as part of Click It or Ticket. This campaign, from May 17-June 6, reminds drivers and their passengers of the importance of buckling and the legal consequences – including fines – for not wearing a seat belt.
Always remember to buckle up, seat belts save lives.