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    Seat Belts Save Lives

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    There are multiple ways that a seatbelt can help save the lives of those involved in a motor vehicle crash. Firstly and possibly most importantly, the seat belt keeps the passenger's and driver's inside the vehicle. This means that it prevents them from being ejected, and automatically multiplies their chance of survival by 4. Secondly, the seat belt protects two vital parts of your body: the brain, and the spinal cord. This is important because an injury to either the brain or the spinal cord can lead to death, or permanent paralysis. Thirdly, seatbelts spread out the force from a collision. This means that instead of pressure from a collision being focused onto one area (Which can break that part of the body, or even lead to death if it is a vital part), the pressure is spread out throughout the body. Fourthly, seatbelts are able to restrain the strongest parts of the body. This means that a seatbelt will hold down the strongest parts of your body (i.e. shoulders), which will limit your…

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    important. Many people wear their seat belts to avoid injury in vehicle accidents. Usually the first reaction when getting into a vehicle is to strap your seatbelt. The safety belt was designed to save lives, and prevent injury in passenger cars. However, in some cases the seatbelt has caused more harm than safety. Research shows that when the seat belt is worn properly, the risk of fatal injury is reduced. In the 1930’s, when seat belts were first introduced, they consisted of two points, and…

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    THE IMPORTANTCE OF THE SEAT BELTS 1. INTRODUCTION A seat-belt which is also known as a safety belt is a vehicle safety device that is intended to protect passengers in the vehicle against harmful movement that may occur during a collision or unexpected sudden stops. The main purpose of a seat belt is to decrease the chances of death or serious injuries in traffic collisions by decreasing the force of secondary impacts with the internal strike hazards by making sure that the passengers are seated…

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    Seat Belt Law

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    vehicle accidents. Related issues and consequences The seat belt law various from state to state. There are 34 states that have primary seat belt laws, 25 with secondary and one state that do not have any. These laws also differ in who should wear seat belts while in a vehicle. Some require only the driver and front passenger to wear seat belts based on age and weight and other required all passenger to wear the seat belts. Another variation between the states in the violation fee…

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    Seat Belt Laws Essay

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    goal is to persuade you that seat belt laws are a prime example of government overstepping its bounds, chipping away at our right to freedom, and generating revenue in the process. Anything you do in life contains some element of risk. Sensible people understand that and act accordingly, because most people do not want to be a casualty. Adult drivers should know the probability of risk in driving, and be able to make their own choices as to how best to handle the situation. The points that I…

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    Seat Belt Research Paper

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    Buckling Down on Safety: The Importance of Seat Belts Considering the high frequency at which car accidents occur, it’s a wonder that more people don’t deem seat belts to be the number one priority when riding or driving in a vehicle. It’s not uncommon to see drivers and passengers not wearing their seat belts, or even to see kids freely moving all around the backseat of a car. In fact, everyone is bound to know someone who doesn’t wear their seat belt. Drivers and passengers alike give many…

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    Government Seat Belt Laws

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    What is the government's role in protecting you from yourself? Restrictions such as mandatory seat belt laws, mandatory helmet laws, and certain drug laws violate personal freedoms and liberties. Our government’s role in creating laws follows the following: “establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our prosperity” (U.S. Const. Preamble). The governing entities around the…

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    Lillian Bonine Mrs. King ELA 8th hour 07 April 2017 Seat belt importance Can seat belts really save you life? People are losing their lives everyday and costing billions to themselves and their government because they are making the decision to not wear their seat belt. So, the seat belt law to continue to be enforced. According to some statistics people that don’t wear seatbelts are at higher risk of injury in car crashes and are more likely to lose their life. Kathyrn O'Leary Higgins…

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    an overwhelming 75 percent? This is the stark reality of our seat-belt laws that are in effect today. Choosing to wear a seat belt is a wise decision to make, however, passing a law to make the wearing of seat belts mandatory and punishable by law is a glaring infringement upon our civil liberties. In 1985 seat-belt laws began passing through State Legislature despite a long history of public resistance to such laws. The facts behind how this came to be are quite fascinating. Automakers were…

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    many Americans experience across the states and has scarred them for life. Every day more cars are made which makes the risk of a defect in your seat belt higher. Seat belt laws should not be compulsory because it’s an intrusion on our individual rights, people who wear seatbelts are more prone to reckless driving, and your insurance rates would not go down. The population who wear seat belts are more prone to reckless driving. Speeding, texting, changing lanes without looking or using a…

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