Seat Belt Truths & Myths
Published on under Whiplash
MYTH: If you are a good driver, you don’t need a seat belt.
REALITY: You can’t control the OTHER DRIVERS.
MYTH: Airbags are enough. I don’t need my seat belt.
REALITY: Airbags are designed to work in coordination with seat belt use, and they may not help you in a roll-over crash.
MYTH: If I brace myself for the impact, I’ll be fine.
REALITY: Studies have demonstrated that the whiplash process can occur faster than the brain can react to it.
MYTH: I’d rather be thrown away from the vehicle.
REALITY: There isn’t a bed of pillows outside the car waiting for you. The chances for survival when ejected from the vehicle are extremely low.
So always make sure to wear a seat belt. If you do experience a collision, the injuries you sustain will certainly be less serious than you’d suffer without a restraint.
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