Wearing Your Seatbelt in the Backseat Could Save a Life

Wearing your seatbelt while riding in the backseat could save a life that's not your own. According to a recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety people who sit in the backseat are less likely to wear their seatbelts, putting those in the front seats in danger. People seem to think that sitting in the backseat is safer than sitting in the front.

The study shows that 91 percent of those surveyed always wear their seatbelt when riding in the front while just 72 percent said they wear their seatbelts in the backseat. The percentage is even worse for those who mostly use taxis or take an Uber.

What people don't seem to know is that unbuckled backseat passengers can seriously injure a front seat passenger. Research done by the University of Virginia shows that the likelihood of a driver being fatally injured in a collision more than doubles when the person behind them isn't buckled. So, remember to always wear your seatbelt whenever you're seated anywhere in a vehicle.

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