In response to a recent survey that revealed only about 1 of 4 Arkansas drivers regularly buckles up, the Little Rock-area car accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Alan LeVar applaud the recent effort by State Police and local law enforcement agencies to enforce seat belt use with the “Click It or Ticket” program.
“A seat belt has proven to be the single most effective piece of safety equipment drivers and passengers can use to avoid death or serious injury in a motor vehicle crash,” Arkansas State Police Col. Bill Bryant said in a prepared statement about the program. “Sadly, the numbers indicate that people still aren’t getting the message about seat belt use.”
Here are three more revealing statistics about seatbelt use:
Seatbelt Stat No. 1: Nationally, drivers wear seatbelts roughly 87 percent of the time while Arkansas drivers wear seatbelts 74 percent of the time.
Seatbelt Stat No. 2: Of the 333 reported motor vehicle accident fatalities in Arkansas in 2014, more than half of those victims failed to wear seat belts.
Seatbelt Stat No. 3: Wearing a seatbelt reduces the likelihood that car accident victims will sustain serious injury or loss of life by 50 percent.
If you are involved in a car accident in Arkansas, contact the Little Rock-area car accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Alan LeVar online or by telephone to explore your legal options: (888) 220-7068.