Buckle up! Every person, every seat, every time
Corporate Authors:National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (U.S.) ; United States. Indian Health Service. Injury Prevention Program. ;
Series:Roadway to safer tribal communities toolkit
• American Indians and Alaska Natives are more at risk for getting injured or killed in a car crash than other Americans.
• Three out of every four passengers who died in car crashes on reservations were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
• Seat belts reduce the risk of serious injury and death in a crash by about half.
Help Keep Yourself and Your Loved Ones Safe
You can help keep yourself and your loved ones safe by:
• Wearing a seat belt every time you ride in a car.
• Buckling up the right way.
• • The lap belt goes across the hips, below the stomach.
• • The shoulder belt goes across the middle of the chest and over the shoulder.
• • Never put the shoulder belt behind your back or under your arm.
• Always wearing a seat belt even when the car or truck has air bags.
• Never riding in the bed of a truck.
• Never using a seat belt to buckle more than one person at a time.
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