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    August 9 2021

    Do You Know Your Seat Belt IQ?

    Did you know that buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash? What else do you know about seat belt use? Read on to take a quiz to test your seat belt IQ.

    We hope the below test of your seat belt IQ helps you make safe driving decisions. If you are injured by another driver, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation.

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    What Is Your Seat Belt IQ?

    We all know that wearing a seat belt can save your life. But what else do you know about seat belts? To test your seat belt IQ, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has created a 10 question test which we have provided below. Read on to see how many of the below questions you can answer correctly. As a bonus round, we have included questions about Nevada.

    True or False: Every State has at least some kind of seat belt law.

    False. New Hampshire has no law that covers drivers or passengers 18 and older. For more information on state seat belt laws, see our article:

    Too many Americans die in crashes every year. Do you know how many unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants died in 2019?

    In 2019, 22,215 passenger vehicle occupants were killed. Of those, 47 percent were not wearing seat belts. In 2019, 9,466 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants died.

    Do you wear a seat belt correctly while riding in the front seat of a car? If so, your chances of a fatal injury are reduced by ___ percent.

    Wearing your seat belt correctly while riding in the front seat of a car reduces your chances of a fatal injury by 45 percent.

    Is it best to use your seat belt on long trips or short trips?

    Trick question! You should use your seat belt on every trip, both long and short.

    What is the best defense against drunk drivers on the road?

    The best defense against drunk drivers on the road is wearing a seat belt. For additional tips on drunk driving prevention, see our article:

    Most crashes happen within ___ miles of home.

    Be careful when driving near your home. Most crashes happen within 25 miles of home.

    Child restraint use drops by 40 percent when?

    When parents ride without their seat belts, child restraint use drops. Keep your family safe by always wearing a seat belt. For more information on how to keep your children safe, see our article:

    How many lives did seat belts save in 2017?

    Seat belts saved 14,955 lives in 2017.

    In 2019, what percentage of passenger vehicle occupants 14 years and younger were not using restraints when killed in traffic crashes?

    Forty percent of passenger vehicle occupants 14 years and younger were not using restraints when killed in traffic crashes in 2019.

    True or False: Wearing your seat belt is your best insurance to prevent injury and death in a motor vehicle crash.

    True. Wearing your seat belt is the safest decision you can make when you are in a motor vehicle.

    How did you do on the above questions? Were you able to get 10 out of 10 correct? If not, no worries. The best way to raise your seat belt IQ is to always wear your seat belt.

    The law firm of Anthem Injury Lawyers understands that even the smartest driver can be injured in a car accident. If another driver has injured you, it’s important that you seek experienced legal representation. Our car accident lawyers serve the Las Vegas area with the knowledge and expertise to help you gain maximum compensation for your injuries. Plus, we don’t get paid unless we win your car accident case for you. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Nevada Bonus Questions

    Did you get 10 out of 10 of the above questions correct? Do you want to further test your knowledge? Read on for bonus questions about seat belts and Nevada.

    What percent of Nevada’s total fatalities are unbelted?

    According to Nevada Traffic Safety Crash Facts, 22 percent of Nevada’s total fatalities are unbelted.

    Who must wear a seat belt in Nevada?

    In Nevada, the seat belt laws apply to drivers and passengers aged 6 and older in all seats.

    True or False: In Nevada, law enforcement can pull you over for not wearing a seat belt.

    False. Nevada has secondary enforcement laws for seat belts. Secondary enforcement laws allow a police officer to enforce the seat belt law. However, secondary enforcement laws can only be enforced if the motorist has been pulled over for another violation first.

    True or False: In Nevada, law enforcement can give you a ticket for not wearing a seat belt.

    True. In Nevada, if law enforcement pulls you over for another violation, they can ticket you for not wearing a seat belt.

    In Nevada, any child less than ___ years of age and weighing less than ___ pounds must ride in a federally-approved child restraint system. Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 484B.157 provides the car seat requirement in Nevada. In Nevada, any child less than six years of age and weighing less than 60 pounds must ride in a federally-approved child restraint system.

    EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

    We hope the above test of your seat belt IQ helps you make safe driving decisions. If you are injured in a Las Vegas area car accident, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Some people wonder why they need a personal injury lawyer to help them. A personal injury lawyer will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.

    Award-winning law firm Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers. We are based in Henderson, Nevada, and serve clients throughout the Las Vegas area. When we say we offer personal injury law experience, we mean over 25 years of experience. This is the combination of knowledge and expertise you need to win significant compensation as a victim in a Las Vegas area car accident. Our decades of experience, our expertise, plus our deep familiarity with all aspects of Nevada law, give you a powerful advantage. Remember, you don’t have to worry about affordability: our lawyers don’t get paid unless they win your case. Your choice of a Las Vegas car accident lawyer is one of the most consequential decisions you will ever make. Get our experts working for you, so you can have the best opportunity to win top compensation. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

     

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