(TacticalNews.com) – Most people see seat belts as a good thing. While these devices do save lives, there’s still much about them we might not know. Myths and a lack of knowledge regarding their use can create unnecessary dangers. We have the details.
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One of the biggest myths we hear in regard to seat belts is that if you’re riding in a truck or SUV, you don’t need to wear one. This “fact” couldn’t be further from the truth. Even in larger vehicles, seat belts reduce the risk of death by about 60%, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA).
Another myth is that seat belts can trap you in a fire or underwater. Once again, this is false as in order to escape these situations, you need to be awake; seat belts greatly increase your chances of remaining conscious. Remember that airbags are meant for use in tandem with seat belts, not as a replacement.
Buckling up can sometimes cause injuries during accidents; but then again, what can’t? Despite seat belts saving so many lives, and the proof it’s better to have one, many people still neglect to wear theirs and suffer the consequences. There are even some states that still don’t have seat belt laws.
Seat belts save lives, and most experts recommend that you wear one no matter how far or fast you’re going. Unexpected threats can require quick thinking, and in some cases, you may need to remove your seat belt to save your life.
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