When your teenagers are ready to drive, remind them that whether they are driving across town or just around the neighborhood, wearing seat belts is the absolute best way to protect themselves and their passengers in the event of a crash. By keeping drivers in a secure position, seat belts help all drivers maintain control of the vehicle in emergency situations.
We don't know what the outcome would have been for those 1,532 teens had they buckled up, but statistics tell us that in that same year about half of those teens would have survived had they been wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
Don’t let your teen become a statistic. Set the right example by buckling yourself up every time you get in the car. Learn about the top 5 things you should know about buckling up and share this fact sheet on proper seat belt use with your teenager.