Many of us may not realize the importance of safety belts until these belts save our life from major accidents. This is a safety feature on modern vehicles since old car does not equip with seat belt. The main function of safety belts are saving lives and preventing injuries from collision. In Illinois, the law’s said all people must wear seat belt in the front seat. On the other hand, the law does not require children in the second row wear seat. So the question here is why people have to wear seat belt and how import the seat belt is.
First of all, the seat belt is designed to provide restraint for people inside car from injury of a collision. When you are in a car crash, the momentum will push you forwards when two cars collide, it means that you will push forward even your car has stopped. Therefore, if the seat belt doesn’t hold you off, you may hit any objects in front of you and cause serious damage.
Moreover, ejecting from a vehicle is one of the reason that leads to fatality in car accident since you are hit by other cars on the road. Therefore, wearing seat belt also keeps us stay inside and in our seats. In a collision, when two cars collide, the cars will suddenly stop, however, without wearing a seat belt, you may travel the same speed before the collision it may lead you eject at great lengths. It is very simple to prevent you from tragic accidents if you wear seat belt.
Here are some statistics related to safety belt in Illinois. The fatality rate of people who do not wear their seat belt is over 60%. The rate is extremely high not only in Illinois but also in many states of America. 7% of drivers who do not wear seat belt involve in major car accidents and suffer from severe spine injuries. These people will not able to walk or move again since their spines are seriously damaged. The likelihood of number of people who do not wear seat belt eject from their cars is 25 times higher than other people and may end up death on the road. These are real numbers and show us that how important to wear seat belt when driving car. Moreover, by wearing seat belt, it can prevent from fatalities not only for you but also your passengers.