Seat Belt Safety

Many injuries or deaths occur when a person inside the car collides with:

the steering wheel
the dashboard
windshield and frame
a door
a window
the roof
other passengers

A safety belt helps stop this human collision by holding you in place. An internal collision occurs when the organs and bone structure of your body is altered due to the crash. The internal collision affects the brain, bony parts of the skull, and all internal organs.

Connecticut law mandates that all drivers and front passengers wear seat belts.  Connecticut law also requires that rear seat passengers between the ages of 6 and 16 must wear seat belts. 

To read more about safety belts and the injuries they can prevent in car accidents and truck accidents, visit the Connecticut’s Department of Transportation’s website.