In a crash, an unbuckled person flying through the car can seriously injure or kill other passengers. In a 30 mph crash, if an unbuckled person hits you, it’s like getting hit by a small SUV.
In 2019, 434 people killed on North Carolina roads were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash (NCDOT).
Without a seat belt, a person is 30 times more likely to be ejected from a vehicle.
Most fatal crashes happen within 25 miles from home and at speeds of less than 40 mph (NHTSA).