Create a 2 page essay paper that discusses Course is called Public Speaking. The topic is Wearing seatbelts in a car. Safety.
One in seven car occupants wear seat belts while in a car this translates to only 14.28 per cent of occupants. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, automobile accidents are the single leading cause of deaths of people aged between 5 to 34 years in the USA. In the year 2009, 33000 people died from automobile accidents and 2.
2 million others were injured as a result (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). Wearing a seat belt prevents passengers and drivers from being thrown out of the vehicle on impact during an accident. Furthermore, it prevents fatal injuries to the occupants of the car. Even though a car is equipped with airbags these alone cannot protect occupants of the car, seat belts are required to prevent serious injury. Lack of wearing seat belts while in a car can lead to serious injuries and worst of all death. I therefore pose this question to you, are you in the 14.28 per cent category that buckles their seat belts?
To prevent the deaths caused by not wearing seat belts there needs to be strict enforcement of seat belt laws by law enforcement. Most states have seat belt laws. which fall in the category of either primary or secondary, with only 19 states with no such legislation. Primary laws stipulate that a police officer should pull over a driver and issue a ticket because he or other occupants of the car are not wearing their seat belts. On the other hand, secondary laws have it that police officers can issue a ticket for seat belt violations only if the driver of the car had been pulled over for other traffic offences. Furthermore, fines to be paid need to be increased so as to deter any traffic offenders from repeated offences (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). Enforcement of these laws is the key to preventing the deaths of car occupants involved in accidents.
Seat belts prevent injury in numerous ways. They restrain the strongest