The Importance of Seatbelts Essay

859 Words Mar 26th, 2013 4 Pages
The Importance of Seatbelts What happens if you forget to buckle your seatbelt just one time in the course of your day? The odds of something happening, that may or may not be detrimental to your health, is purely coincidental, or is it? Perhaps statistics, and a personal event in my life, can explain the importance of the seatbelt. Statistics show that more than forty thousand deaths, in the United States, are caused from car accidents each year. More than half of them could have been prevented had those individuals worn their seatbelts. Even knowing this information, many people choose not to wear seatbelts anyway. It is extremely important for people to understand the significance of wearing a seatbelt. Perhaps understanding what it …show more content…
This is just one instance in my own life, and there are several more stories of other people in my life that have had major life changing problems happen to them from not wearing seatbelts. So the importance of wearing a seatbelt is to save your life, and if others would wear a seatbelt they would be saved. Perhaps stricter laws should be enforced state by state. 49 US states now require adults to wear seatbelts while driving, but this legislation has been a volatile source of controversy. Even in the light of hospital based studies of car accidents have shown that seatbelts do actually reduce the risk of death during an accident, there are those that would get into a car and not put a seatbelt on even though they know the risk. It is a simple choice to make, life or death, I choose life, and am very grateful to this day for my dad having the common sense to click his seatbelt that horrible, life changing, and strangely eventful

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