Seat Belt Accident Facts from Accident Attorneys You Can Trust The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently publicizing their “Seat Belts Save Lives” campaign. Even though seat belt usage is at an all-time high on U.S. roadways (90 percent), American drivers and passengers still aren’t buckling up for every trip, every time. According…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently created a timeline of safety advancements from 1878 to today.  From the first seat belt patent in 1885, to seeing an all-time high seat belt use rate in 2015, we’ve come a long way. The NHTSA’s timeline gives readers a unique look into both the past…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) now has seat belt safety campaigns geared at a younger demographic and their caregivers. Tweens, children between the ages of eight and 14, are at a surprisingly high risk for not being properly buckled up in the event of a car accident. According to the NHTSA, over the…

2013 Decline in Traffic Fatalities The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently issued a press release regarding the decline in traffic crash fatalities over the past year and over the past decade. The good news is that Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data shows a 3.1 percent decrease in traffic fatalities over the…

Seat Belts and Passenger Occupant Safety Passenger occupant safety is an important topic for drivers and passengers in California and across the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the national seat belt usage rate is only 87 percent. That means about 27.5 million people aren’t buckling up. When drivers and passenger…

NHTSA’s Report on Seat Belt Use in 2013 It’s no secret that wearing a seat belt is the single most effective way to stay safe and stay alive in the event of a car crash, but some people still aren’t buckling up. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently released a report on…

NHTSA Announces Rule Requiring Seat Belts on Motor Coaches A recent press release from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announces the final rule requiring seat belts on motor coaches. The rule will require lap and shoulder belts for passenger and driver seats on all new motor coaches and other…

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