Car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenage drivers nationwide. In lieu of the shocking statistics, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is planning to educate and motivate young drivers and passengers to always buckle up by implementing the “No Belt, No Brains” campaign.
We — as car accident lawyers — believe that this campaign will benefit all drivers as teenage drivers are one of the top causes of car accidents due to their inexperience on the roadways. Furthermore, by educating teen drivers on seat belt usage, it will limit the injuries and wrongful deaths that may occur if they should find themselves involved in a car accident.
The new CHP program will educate teenage drivers about seat belt awareness through videos and printed educational material which will be distributed throughout California high schools. Seat belt awareness public service announcements will air on at least 1.200 movie screens statewide, airing before PG, PG-13 and R rated movies, impacting an estimated of 50,000 movie goers.
While parents can instill in their teenage drivers the importance of wearing a seat belt often times teenagers are more apt to listen to outside sources and through the use of videos that show the graphic nature of a car accident, this program will be effective.
For automobile drivers and passengers, seat belts are required to be worn. According to the NHTSA, wearing a seat belt reduces the rate of wrongful death by 45% and the risk of moderate-to-critical injury by 50% during a car accident.
As car accident lawyers, we believe that educating teenage drivers is extremely important to keep them safe on the roads. While this campaign is targeted towards California’s youth, you should always wear a seat belt each and every time you are in a car — no matter how old you are.
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