Why is it Illegal to Not Wear Your Seatbelt?

why is it illegal to not wear your seatbelt?

According to the NHTSA, wearing a seatbelt reduces the risk of dying in a car accident by 45% for people driving or in the passenger seat of a vehicle.

It is illegal to be unbuckled in your seat whether you are in the driver’s seat, passenger’s seat, or back seat. Wearing a seatbelt in the car is an extra safety precaution against crash-related injuries. It prevents the body from being thrown from the car, or even flung around, hitting others in the vehicle. 

Fines for Not Wearing a Seatbelt

Punishment for not wearing a seatbelt in a moving vehicle can be up to $200.  If a child under the age of 8 is in the car and not properly restrained in a car seat, the fine can be up to $250 plus court fees.

What About Airbags?

Airbags are designed to work with seatbelts, not instead of them. In a wreck, the seatbelt keeps you from flinging into the airbag at a high speed by tightening and restraining you in your seat.

Injured in a Car Accident? Call Us.

Call Carrollton Injury Law if you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault. We are a small, local personal injury firm ready to help you through this difficult time. We get it, personal injury is all we do. We understand how scary and difficult it can be to navigate the injury claim process. Give us a call or text at 972-360-9898 for a free injury claim evaluation and we will discuss how we can help you get compensated for your injuries. Let us show you how we put Personal back into Personal Injury Law.

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