Wearing a seatbelt is one of the most important safety measures you can take when driving here in the Huntington, WV area and everywhere you go. Not wearing one can lead to serious injury or even death in the event of a crash. Wearing a seatbelt is also required by law in most states and strongly recommended by us at Partners Insurance & Financial Services Inc., so it’s important to make sure you and your passengers always buckle up before hitting the road.
Why you should always wear a seatbelt
There are several reasons why you should always wear a seatbelt when driving. One important reason is that wearing a seatbelt significantly reduces your risk of serious injury or death if you’re involved in an accident.
Studies have shown that seatbelts reduce the risk of fatal injury by 45% for front-seat passenger car occupants and by 60% for light truck occupants. In other words, the use of seatbelts can drastically reduce your chances of being severely injured or killed in an accident.
Another reason to wear a seatbelt is that it keeps you and your passengers secure in case of sudden stops, swerves, or sharp turns while driving. Without a seatbelt, you run the risk of being thrown from the vehicle and suffering catastrophic injuries when this happens. Seatbelts keep everyone inside the car and reduce potential damage to people and property in case of an accident or sudden stop.
Finally, always wearing your seatbelt helps to protect others on the road as well as yourself. When you don’t buckle up, not only are you putting yourself at risk but also any passengers who might be riding with you as well as drivers around you on the road.
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