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.
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