Baltimore County

Wear your seat belt

A lot of people believe that in this situation, if they are wearing a seat belt, they will not be able to get it undone and will be trapped in the vehicle. This is not true. Without a seat belt there is nothing to hold you in place, nothing to keep you from slamming your head into the steering wheel or dashboard. And imagine what would happen if you were knocked unconscious? You would be helpless. You wouldn't have a chance to save yourself. Again, this is an extremely rare event. However, if it does happen to you, you can survive it. If you are wearing your seat belt, your chances of survival are much greater.
Sun Sentinel/HILDA M PEREZ
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