Seat Belt Statistics
Kailee Mills Foundation educates students on the importance of seat belt use through school assemblies, seat belt checks, and seat belt ribbon distribution to teen drivers.
Nearly 27.5 million Americans admit they do not wear their seat belts. (1)
In 2016 almost half of the people killed in motor vehicle crashes were not wearing seat belts. (1)
In 2017 there were 929 people killed in vehicle crashes in Texas alone who were not wearing seat belts, and Kailee was one of them. (2)
Buckling up helps keep you safe and secure inside your vehicle, whereas not buckling up can result in being totally ejected from the vehicle in a crash, which is almost always deadly. (1)
86% of passenger vehicle occupants who survived a fatal crash were wearing a seat belt. (1)
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among Americans ages 1 – 54. (3)
You are 20x more likely to be killed if you are ejected from a vehicle.
The risk of vehicle crashes is higher among 16-19-year-olds than among any other age group. (3)
Teens are 3x more likely to die in a vehicle crash than any other age group. (4)
Teens have the highest rate of non-seat belt use in the United States. (3)
If you are ejected from the vehicle you have a 50/50 chance of the car landing on top of you.
You are 30x more likely to be ejected from the car if you are not wearing your seat belt, and 3 out of 4 of those people do not survive. (5)
In 2017, seat belt use and child restraints in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 15,280 lives. (1)
SEAT BELTS SAVE LIVES
(1) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(2) Texas Department of Transportation
(3) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(4) Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)