In an effort to reduce the number of auto accidents and traffic fatalities this Thanksgiving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking everyone to please use their seatbelts. During the 2005 Thanksgiving holiday, there were 732 deaths on America’s highways and 367, or 50%, of those victims were not properly restrained. Although the percentage of Americans who wear their seatbelts has risen to about 82%, there is still one out of every five of us who does not wear their seatbelt when driving or riding in a car. Please – keep you and your family safe this Thanksgiving and do as NHTSA’s asks –
Buckle Up, America. Every trip. Every time.
For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Car and Motorcycle Accidents.