Hospital promotes seat belt safety

From Press Reports

One out of every five drivers will be involved in a traffic crash this year. Approximately 35,000 people die in motor vehicle crashes each year. About 50 percent (17,000) of these people could be saved if they wore their safety belts.

More than 90 percent of all motorists believe safety belts are good idea, but less than 14 percent actually use them. For maximum protection safety belts should be fastened before traveling any distance or speed, according to North Mississippi Medical Center- Eupora. More than half of all injury-producing motor vehicle crashes involve low speeds under 40 mph.

Don’t let the urban legend of being “thrown clear” in an accident fool you! Motorists are 25 times are more likely to be killed or seriously injured when they are “thrown clear” than when they remain inside their vehicle.