Drivers and passengers who buckle up are more likely to survive serious motor vehicle crashes and avoid injuries.
Don’t believe it? In 2014, of all persons killed in vehicles where restraint usage was applicable and restraint use was known, 43.8% were reported as not restrained when the fatal crash occurred, according to a Texas Department of Transportation crash highlights report.
Seat belts are the least expensive and most effective way to lower employer costs due to crashes and injuries. Texas law states that all passengers in a vehicle must be secured by a safety belt. Statewide, more than 3,000 passengers were killed while not wearing a seat belt in 2014.
Increased Risk with Pickup Trucks
What Employers Can Do
Employees who are in the habit of using a safety belt during work hours also are more likely to buckle up when they are off the clock.