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Posted On 04.23.14 by in Auto Accidents
Last year we wrote an article which pointed out changes to Maryland’s cell phone law. At the same time the law changed in regards to cell phone use while driving, the law also was changed and updated in regards to seat belt use.
The Maryland Highway Safety Office has launched a website to educate citizens about car accidents. Additionally, the National Institute of Health has provided information about the seat belt law where it gives the main points of the law:
The single best defense against death in a car accident is to put on a seat belt, and to require every person in your car to wear a seat belt as well. When worn, lap and shoulder belts lower the risk of death to passengers in the front seat by 45 percent. Seat belts also reduce moderate to critical injuries by 50% 
It’s not just drivers who need to wear seat belts. 13 to 15 year-olds are the most likely to die in a car accident when not wearing a seat belt. They have a 67% risk of death in crashes when they don’t wear seat belts. That’s the highest percentage of all age groups. Additionally, when a passenger sitting behind the driver is un-belted, it increases the chance of the driver experiencing a moderate to fatal injury by 50%.
Wear a seat belt. Insist that others do as well. Doing so will keep everybody safe.
We share the dream of a zero fatality Maryland. Please do your part by protecting yourself and those who ride with you. We can do it together.
No matter what the conditions of your car accident, you still have rights. It is vitally important you speak with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible to find out what those rights are, and what to expect. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help. The car accident lawyers at Ingerman & Horwitz are ready to lend a hand and give solid advice. Even if you weren’t wearing a seat belt, you still have legal rights.
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