A seat belt (also known as a seatbelt or safety belt) is a vehicle safety device designed to secure the driver or a passenger of a vehicle against harmful movement that may result during a collision or a sudden stop. When in motion, the driver and passengers are travelling at the same speed as the car.
How seat belts work in a crash.
The main purpose of a seat belt is to keep vehicle occupants safe in the event of a crash. The seat belt functions by keeping the occupant in a more static motion despite a sudden stop or change in momentum.
What is the purpose of the seatbelts
Seat belts are designed to retain people in their seats, and so prevent or reduce injuries suffered in a crash. They ensure that as little contact is made between the occupant and vehicle interior as possible and significantly reduce the risk of being thrown from a vehicle
How does seatbelt protect you
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. People not wearing a seat belt are 30 times more likely to be ejected from a vehicle during a crash.
Benefits of wearing a seat belt.
Wearing a seat belt minimizes the body’s contact with the interior of the car resulting in fewer injuries.
Seat belt usage reduces the chance of being injured by up to 50 percent.
Seat belts spread the force of impact over larger parts of the body reducing severity of injuries.
But some people think that going without a seatbelt is safer than wearing it. Some even say that wearing a seatbelt can kill you. … The CDC reports that wearing a seatbelt reduces your risk of dying in a car crash by 45 percent [source: CDC]. Seatbelts do save lives.
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