Why should you wear a seatbelt?
By-Tyenna Muller & Marli Taubert
Wearing your seatbelt while riding or driving in a vehicle can safe your life, but only if you wear it properly. The shoulder belt should go over your shoulder not under your arm, and it should be snug to your body. If the shoulder belt is worn incorrectly and you are in an accident , it could crush your ribs or injure your internal organs. The lap belt should be worn nice and low over your hips, not across your stomach.
Your face is less likely to hit the windshield if you're wearing a seatbelt because it stops your inertia. That is if your car is going 60 miles an hour and suddenly stops, your face won't hit the windshield going 60 miles an hour.
It keeps you from banging against parts of your car such as the door, the steering wheel and the seat in front of you.
Seatbelts keep the driver and passengers from banging into each other, a cause of very serious injury.