People are a vehicles most valuable content and seatbelts keep people in place. Thousands of people, apparently believing themselves immune to the laws of physics, die each day as a result of vehicle accidents because they were not wearing seatbelts.
Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for Americans 15 to 34. Approximately two-thirds of all 15 to 34 year olds killed or seriously injured in crashes weren't wearing a safety belt.
According to the laws of physics, if a vehicle is traveling at 30 miles per hour, its contents and passengers are also moving at 30 miles per hour. The vehicles sudden stop at 30 miles per hour can mean the difference of life or death to the passengers wearing seatbelts.
Safety belt use saves lives and prevents injuries. It is estimated that safety belts save the lives of more than 14,000 motorists each year and save about $50 billion in medical care, lost productivity and other injury related costs nationwide.
A zero-tolerance safety belt laws have been shown to help encourage people to buckle up.