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  • By: Tony Andoyan Seat BeltsBy: Tony
  • Lives?More than 15,000 lives aresaved a year because theywear a seat belt whentraveling in a car.
  • Background• Seat belts were first introduced in about 1950 but were not enforced and used until 1984.
  • Wear a Seatbelt• Although you may not want to wear a seat belt, because itcan push on your stomach and get annoying when trying tomove or adjust; previous tests have been found that seat beltssave lives though the way that they have been designed, themechanism, and the amount of people who wear them.
  • Seat BeltsThe seat belts Y shape is for maximum safety, ithelps with the sudden shock or stop without anyfatal injuries.
  • The YIn a collision the 3-point belt spreads out theenergy of the moving body over the chest, pelvis,and shoulders.
  • Comfort over safety?• Although it may not be the most comfortable it is the most effective way to save your life when in a car crash.
  • Don’t Believe me!! How often do you wear aseat belt when in a moving vehicle?Always Most of the timeAlmost never Never 7% 10% 20% 63%
  • Mechanism• Although we might take seat belts for granted, a seat belt is very complex.
  • What is it??• The Seat belt is a weighted pendulum.
  • Stop!!• When the car comes to a sudden stop, the inertia causes the pendulum to swing forward. Saving you from flying out the window.
  • Life or Death? Help Save Lives NeverAlmost never Sometimes Always 0 5 10 15 20 How often do you see people not wearing a Seat Belt, when in a moving vehicle?
  • Conclusion• In conclusion seat belts do save lives and will continue to save lives as long as people wear them at all times.
  • Closing People who wear a seat belt are 50% less likelyto die when in a car crash.
  • Works Cited• Works Cited• National Safety Council. x. 1995. 2013.• HowItWorks. safety/safety-regulatory-devices/seatbelt3.htm. 2012. 1998.• NHTSA. 2012.• Snyder, Edgar. injuries/auto/seat-belts/seat-belts-statistics.html. 2013. Article. 2002.• Wiki. 4 February 2013.
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