Last week I saw this great video on seat belt safety. Instead of the usual threatening campaigns like “click it or ticket” or commercials with images of car wrecks, this commercial was beautiful and artistic and actually made me cry. (shh, don’t tell anyone!) Since this video struck a chord with me, I wanted to share it with you. But first, here are some statistics I found at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.
Thousands of lives are saved every year because of child restraints and seat belts. among passenger vehicle occupants in 2006:
- Child restraints saved an estimated 425 lives of children under the age of 5; if use of child restraints had been 100 percent, another 96 lives could have been saved.
- Seat belts saved an estimated 15,383 lives for those over 4 years old.If all passenger vehicle occupants over age 4 had worn seat belts, 20,824 lives (that is, an additional 5,441) would have been saved in 2006.
- Ejection from the vehicle is one of the most injurious events that can happen to a person in a crash. In 2006, 76 percent of people in fatal crashes who were completely ejected from a passenger vehicle were killed. Seat belts are effective in preventing total ejections: only 1 percent of people wearing seat belts were totally ejected from passenger vehicles, compared with 31 percent of unbelted people.
For more information visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and learn about The top 5 things you should know about buckling up as well as the Pregnant women’s guide to buckling up.
But for now enjoy this beautifully artistic video from the UK. And remember to Embrace Life – Always wear your seat belt!