Seat Belt Safety
Seat belts are the most effective measures taken to prevent being thrown from a vehicle in a car crash. They also prevent car accident victims from being thrown around within the vehicle upon impact. When used correctly, seat belts save lives and can lessen the effects of a serious car accident.
Due to concerns for driver safety, seat belt laws are being enforced across America. There are two different types of seat belt laws. Primary enforcement, which is the standard, gives police officers the right to stop a vehicle and issue a citation if the officer observes an unbelted driver or passenger. Secondary enforcement means the officer can only issue a citation for not wearing a seat belt after the driver has been pulled over and cited for a separate offense.
Air bags, another safety measure created to lessen the impact of car crashes, help to prevent the serious injuries that can be associated with car accidents. But they are made to work in addition to seat belts. Because of this, seat belt use and other safety measures should not be disregarded simply because a vehicle contains air bags.
Car accidents can be devastating. Because the safety of roads and highways can be an uncertain thing it is important to take measures to protect yourself should a car accident occur. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a car accident and has suffered due to the unsafe behavior of another, you may be eligible for compensation. Please contact the Kenosha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to schedule a free initial consultation.