How many lives did Seat belts save in 2018?
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Thereof, what are the statistics of seat belts?
2017 Seat Belt Statistics
- The national usage rate for seat belts was 89.6 percent - an 11 percent increase from 2014.
- An estimated 14,955 lives were save by seat belts nationwide in 2017.
- 2,549 additional lives would have been saved in 2017 if everyone had buckled up.
Beside above, how many deaths do seat belts cause? Of the 37,133 people killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2017, 47% were not wearing seat belts. In 2017 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 14,955 lives and could have saved an additional 2,549 people if they had been wearing seat belts.
Likewise, people ask, do seat belts actually save lives?
Among drivers and front-seat passengers, seat belts reduce the risk of death by 45%, and cut the risk of serious injury by 50%. Seat belts prevent drivers and passengers from being ejected during a crash. Seat belts save thousands of lives each year, and increasing use would save thousands more.
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