Fort Myers Injury Lawyer: Do You Wear your Seatbelt at Night?

by Carmen Dellutri on June 3, 2013

Fort Myers car accident attorneyThe federal government recently launched its latest "Click It or Ticket" seatbelt enforcement campaign. It reveals an interesting statistic — Drivers are less likely to buckle up at night.

As Fort Myers accident lawyers, this seems counterintuitive. The most devastating motor vehicle accidents often occur during the nighttime hours, when visibility is reduced and driving under the influence is more common.

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2011 crash statistics reveal that 62 percent of motorists who died in a crash that occurred at night were unrestrained. By comparison, 43 percent of those who died in a crash during the day were not buckled up.

Given the alarming statistics, the latest seatbelt enforcement effort will focus on nighttime drivers. "Law enforcement officers across the country will be out day and night handing out tickets to unbuckled motorists," said NHTSA Administrator David Strickland. "We hope our 'Click It or Ticket' efforts will encourage more motorists to buckle up and make it a lifelong habit."

The campaign kicked off on Memorial Day and continues through the summer. So buckle up!

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 Fort Myers accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

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

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