In Miami (and in fact just about everywhere) it’s interesting to determine who most likely won’t wear a seat belt while in an automobile.
Unfortunately, the lease likely person to wear their safety belt may be the most likely to be injured if they are involved in a car wreck.
According to the Center for Disease Control who keeps us with car accident statistics, here is some fascinating information…
Who is least likely to wear a seat belt?
- Adults age 18-34 are less likely to wear seat belts than adults 35 or older. (CDC, 2010, unpublished data).
- Men are 10% less likely to wear seat belts than women. (CDC, 2010, unpublished data)
- Adults who live in rural areas are 10% less likely to wear seat belts (78% use) than adults who live in urban and suburban areas (87% use). (CDC, 2010, unpublished data)
- Seat belt use is lower in states with secondary enforcement seat belt laws or no seat belt laws (79%) compared to states with primary enforcement laws (88%).
When you read these statistics, does it paint a picture of you? If so, there is a simple solution – buckle up! It’s the best and easiest way to protect yourself during a car wreck.
Need more information if you’ve been in a car wreck here in Miami? Please call us – the call and our time for a consultation is free. Your probably have questions.
Call Waks and Barnett at (800) 905-2891.