Roadway Safety Tips
Ten Safety Tips to Consider For:
Buckle Up America
- Make sure all occupants of your vehicle are properly buckled up before moving your vehicle. Every hour someone dies in America simply because they didnít buckle up.
- Adults set the message for children by buckling up. Children model adult
behavior and if you donít buckle up, 70% of the children riding in the vehicle
wonít be buckled either.
- Always wear your seatbelt Ė even on short trips. Most motor vehicle accidents
happen within 2.5 miles of home.
- Protect your children they are safest when riding in a properly installed
approved child safety seat or booster seat, ideally in the back seat.
- Safety belts are your best defense against bad driving motorists.
- Safety belts are 99% effective in preventing occupants from being ejected in a crash.
- Wearing safety belts reduces the risk of death in motor vehicle crashes by 45% (serious injury by up to 50%).
- Citations will be issued to motorists for failure to wear a safety belt. It is the law in Massachusetts. So Click it or Ticket!
- The lap/shoulder belt should be fastened across the hips and the shoulder strap must not be placed under the arm or across the face or neck.
- Check your safety belts periodically to ensure that they are operating properly.