Myth Busting - Seat Belts

What are some of the most common reasons drivers choose not to wear seat belts?

Myth: I'm a safe driver!

Truth: That's great! Unfortunately many people on the road are not. You know this since you see them every day on the road.

Myth: I will be safer if I am thrown from the vehicle.

Truth: You are 25 times more likely to be killed in an accident if you are thrown from the vehicle (either from the landing or from other vehicles).

Myth: I don't want to be trapped in the vehicle if there is a fire or if I am submerged in water.

Truth: Only .5% of accidents involve water or fire in any form. In comparison 80% of accidents result in the death of the driver if they are not wearing a seat belt.