We know that using a seat belt
is the single most effective intervention to prevent injury or death in a motor vehicle crash," said CDC Principal Deputy Director Ileana Arias, PhD.
Omar Moosa Hassan Ashoor of Al Rashidiya Police Station said they are seeing too many instances of parents not insisting on seat belts
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention include primary seat belt
laws in a list of a dozen traffic-accident prevention interventions--such as ignition interlocks, red light cameras and sobriety checkpoints--in a new online tool that allows states to weigh the costs and safety benefits of the various policies.
However, school bus operators argue that having seat belts
on school buses might go against safety in many cases.
Keefe said federal studies have found seat belts
can reduce deaths in serious school bus accidents by 74 percent, and said Waltham officials reported that seat belts
on their buses cost about $20 per child each year.
When seat belts
are strapped properly, they help in maintaining better stability in your seat while driving at slow, cruising or high speeds.
But sometimes I am able to raise a concern of crucial importance that needs to be highlighted, a scandal that deserves attention, and my plea today falls into that category: the issue of seat belts
for young children on school buses.
The lap belt element of an adult seat belt
needs to go as low as possible over the stomach.
Under-35s are far more likely to risk their lives by not wearing a seat belt
than older motorists.
This did not require extensive, 20-minute education sessions but simply telling the mothers at an office visit, "The studies are clear--you're better off wearing a seat belt
Although riding a motorcycle is much riskier than driving a car, helmets are considerably less effective at preventing injuries than seat belts
The minister revealed that the Clunk-Click, Every Trip advertising had more than paid for itself in casualties saved, as it had increased the number of people wearing seat belts