As you head out around the Thanksgiving holiday, you’ll likely see more law enforcement on the roads as part of Click It or Ticket. This campaign, from November 16-29, aims at enforcing seat belt use to help keep drivers and passengers safer on our roads.
In 2019, 9,466 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants were killed in crashes in the United States. While that was a decrease from 2018, an early study for 2020 suggests that during the COVID-19 public health emergency, driving patterns and behaviors changed significantly. Of those drivers who remained on the roads, there was more risky behavior, including people not wearing seat belts.
Always place the shoulder belt across the middle of your chest and away from your neck, and place the lap belt across your hips, not your stomach. You should never put the shoulder belt behind your back or under your arm. And remember: always buckle up.
Read the article at NHTSA.