Be Safe in Massachusetts: Roadway Safety Tips

Roadway Safety Tips

Roadway Safety Tips

Ten Safety Tips to Consider For:

Buckle Up America

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Always wear your seatbelt Ė even on short trips. Most motor vehicle accidents happen within 2.5 miles of home.
  4. Protect your children they are safest when riding in a properly installed approved child safety seat or booster seat, ideally in the back seat.
  5. Safety belts are your best defense against bad driving motorists.
  6. Safety belts are 99% effective in preventing occupants from being ejected in a crash.
  7. Wearing safety belts reduces the risk of death in motor vehicle crashes by 45% (serious injury by up to 50%).
  8. Citations will be issued to motorists for failure to wear a safety belt. It is the law in Massachusetts. So Click it or Ticket!
  9. 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.
  10. Check your safety belts periodically to ensure that they are operating properly.