Cape Coral Injury Attorney Debunks Five Common Seatbelt Myths

by Carmen Dellutri on June 4, 2012

Sarasota car accident lawyerThe annual Click It or Ticket campaign is underway. Here in Cape Coral and across the country, police officers will be cracking down on drivers and passengers that fail to wear their seatbelts.

As Cape Coral injury attorneys, we want to do our part to increase seat belt safety awareness. Therefore, we would like to share several common myths that drivers use to justify not wearing a seatbelt.

  • If your car has air bags you don't need a seatbelt. The truth: Air bags are designed to protect a buckled occupant. When unbuckled, airbags become less effective or worse, can become deadly themselves.
  • Seatbelts can trap you in a fire or underwater. Truth: Incidents involving fire or water account for ½ of 1 percent of all crashes. But more importantly, you can't escape such dangers unless you're conscious. Wearing a seatbelt gives you a much greater chance of being conscious and able-bodied.
  • If you're not going far or traveling fast seatbelts aren't necessary. Truth: Seemingly routine trips can be deceptively dangerous. Most fatal crashes happen within 25 miles from home and at speeds of less than 40 mph.
  • Your seatbelt can hurt you in a crash. Truth: In a crash, everything in your car can cause you harm - your seatbelt is one of the few things that can actually save you.

Source: NHTSA

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Cape Coral accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Cape Coral injury attorneys for a free consultation.


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