Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Seat Belts Save Lives!

Recent heart wrenching tragedies in the Denver Metropolitan area have involved traffic accidents in which drivers and/or passengers have not been wearing seat belts. Jefferson County Public Health reminds everyone that regular seat belt use is the single most effective way to prevent serious injuries and save people from dying in motor vehicle crashes.

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) in 2014, 156 people who weren’t buckled up lost their lives in traffic crashes on Colorado roadways. If everyone had buckled up, nearly half of the victims would have lived. Please everyone, Buckle UP!

For more information on the importance of seat belts and for children, the appropriate child safety restraint type, please visit the Colorado Department of Transportation. CDOT develops and manages initiatives aimed at preventing accidents and injuries. These include campaigns to reduce alcohol & impaired Driving, increase seat belt and car seat usage, motorcycle safety, teen drivers, and improving Colorado's Road Health Summit

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