Good going Washington State: Seatbelt Use Top of the Nation!

seattle car accident lawyerWashington state has the distinction of having the highest seatbelt use rate in the nation according to a new federal study. 97.5% of Washingtonians use seatbelts which reduce the risk of being killed in a car accident by about 70%.

Nationwide, the use of seatbelt is 84% according to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration..

The Washington State Patrol along with other law enforcement agencies have instituted a very successful “Click It or Ticket” campaign which raises awareness of the importance of seatbelts in saving lives as well as providing seatbelt enforcement. This is but one of the Zero Target plan strategies to reduce fatal traffic accidents and serious injuries.

As an injury law firm, we cannot emphasize enough the importance of buckling up. Far too often we see the deadly results of serious car accidents where the passengers would most likely have survived if they had only been wearing a seat belt. We love headlines like this one:

WSP credits seat belts for woman and children surviving rollover car accident unscathed

But not ones that read like this:

I-90 rollover car accident kills toddler, injures 6 mo. old baby and 7 others

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents and the family of those who have died.

Contact The Farber Law Group at 1-800-244-9087 or attorney@hgfarber.com to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation. Our Bellevue office is here to assist you.

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