Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Public Safety

Seat Belts Do Save Lives

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in those of college age. Wearing a seat belt is the most effective way to minimize injury in an accident.  Seat belts restrain a person from being ejected from a vehicle and from being injured by dash boards, windshields and steering wheels.  Some people think that they do not need to buckle their seat belt on short trips, but an accident can happen anywhere and because we do most of our driving close to home, most accidents also occur close to home.

Also Remember:

The driver and any other passengers will be fined if not buckled up.  It's the law.

Reduce speed when approaching intersections where you can't see vehicles on the intersecting road.

Look both ways when stopped at a traffic light and give yourself a few extra seconds before continuing to protect yourself from drivers who try to get through at the last minute.

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