Stay Connected. Buckle Up.
Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash and the best defense against impaired and distracted drivers. Wearing your seat belt keeps you connected to the things you love. Stay connected. Buckle up.
Buckle Up. Every Time. Everywhere.
Unrestrained backseat passengers put everyone at risk.
Spencer Doyle Lynch was an adventurous, fun-loving guy who loved being outdoors. Spencer always buckled up in vehicles. Except for the one time he didn’t. Share Spencer’s story and encourage young riders to wear their seat belts every time, and everywhere.
Don’t Be a Maniac; Buckle Up
This risk isn’t worth it.
There are some risks that just aren’t worth taking. Even our stuntmen maniacs know that. This video shows the crazy things some people are willing to do, but riding in a vehicle without wearing a seatbelt isn’t one of them. Buckle up in the front seat, and the back seat, every single time.
Rural Seat Belt Safety
Buckle up inside the city limits and outside them.
Did you know more Americans die on rural roads than on congested urban highways? It’s time to decrease rural traffic fatalities by increasing awareness about rural seat belt use.
Did You Know?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seat belts, when used, reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45% and light-truck occupants by 60%.
Since Iowa first enacted a seat belt law in July of 1986, 6,766 people have escaped serious injury or death because prior to a crash, they chose to wear a seat belt.
How to buckle up safely: Place the shoulder belt across the middle of your chest and away from your neck. Adjust the lap belt across your hips below your stomach. The pelvis and rib cage are more able to withstand crash forces than other parts of your body. Never put the shoulder belt behind your back or under an arm.