Drive Buckled

BUCKLE UP UTAH
IT’S THE LAW

man driving buckled up

It's the law

All passengers must wear seat belts and children up to age 8 must be properly restrained in a car or booster seat. If you or anyone in your vehicle aren’t properly restrained, you can be issued a citation. A seat belt fine is waived upon completion of an online, 30-minute seat belt safety course.

THE FACTS ABOUT NOT BUCKLING UP

Seat belt use isn’t just a personal decision; it affects everyone in the vehicle and others on the road. The most common contributing factor to roadway fatalities was a failure to buckle up. The best thing you can do to keep from becoming a statistic on Utah’s fatality chart is to wear a seat belt. In 2017 there were 87 unrestrained fatalities on Utah roads.

FEWER CARS DOESN’T MEAN SAFER ROADS — BUCKLE UP

BUCKLE UP - DAY OR NIGHT

EVERYONE BUCKLE UP

If this doesn’t inspire you to buckle up, we hope it at least shows you how your actions can threaten the lives of your friends and family members who are in the car with you.

IF YOU LOVE SOMEONE TELL THEM TO BUCKLE UP

One of the most effective ways to make sure your loved ones wear a seatbelt is to simply ask them to buckle up.

MARCOS' STORY

My wife saved my life just by telling me to buckle up.

THE STATISTICS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

SEAT BELTS

are the single most effective traffic safety device for preventing death and injury

Wearing a Seat Belt

also helps the driver stay in the driver seat and helps maintain control of the vehicle

3 out of 4 People

who are ejected during a fatal crash die from their injuries

Over the Last Five Years,

almost half of all people (45%) who died on utah’s roads weren’t buckled

Excludes pedestrians, bicycle, bus occupant and motorcycle fatalities

When the driver

is unbuckled, 76% of children also ride unbuckled. When the driver is belted, 87% of children also ride with a seat Belt. Be an example and buckle up.

In a crash,

unbuckled passengers can become a projectile and increase the risk of hurting or killing others in the car by 40%

Excludes pedestrians, bicycle, bus occupant and motorcycle fatalities

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IMPROPER SEAT BELT USE CAN BE LIFE ALTERING

Believe it or not, there are right and wrong ways to wear a seat belt. By wearing a seat belt properly, it will better absorb fatal forces of a crash and be less likely to cause harm to vital internal organs. Be aware of the proper way to wear a seat belt.

Other safety tips

  • The safest place for any child ages 12 and younger is the back seat
  • Infants and children under the age of two should ride in rear-facing car seats
  • Children should be securely fastened in a forward-facing child safety seat once they have outgrown their rear-facing seat or after age two
  • Children should stay in a belt positioning booster seat until the seat belt fits them correctly, which is about 4’9” tall
  • Seventy-five percent of child car seats and booster seats are used incorrectly. Be sure to read your car seat and vehicle owner’s manual and follow all instructions to be sure your child passengers are safe.

More information on proper seat belt fit for drivers and passengers of all ages at ClickItUtah.org

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Take two seconds and

CLICK IT.

Make it a habit to wear your seat belt all the time.

Always wear your seat belt

CORRECTLY.

Wearing BOTH your lap and shoulder belt is the best line of defense. The lap belt and shoulder belt are secured across the hip bones, across the chest and positioned at mid shoulder.

Tell the people

YOU LOVE

to buckle up.

If you’re a passenger in a vehicle and someone else isn’t buckled up, it puts your life in danger too.

Real stories. Real impacts.