(KLFY)- No matter what type of vehicle you drive, one of the safest choices both drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up.
Thomas Gossen with Louisiana State Police Troop I continues, “Seatbelts are the number one safety function of a car.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, within the last year over 9,000 unbuckled vehicle occupants in the United States were killed in accidents.
“We just ended 2020, 61 fatalities from 56 crashes, of those fatalities, 45% unrestrained,” Gossen says.
In Louisiana, the 2020 projected data show 55% of drivers not wearing a seatbelt were killed and 66% of passengers also not wearing a seatbelt did not survive the crash.
“Many times an ejection can happen. The problem is 75% die from injuries. If you do survive, there are major injuries,” adds Gossen.
Data taken within the year in…