How Much Do You Know About Safety Belts?

These 20 questions can determine how up-to-speed you are on safety belt use. Test your knowledge and increase your safety IQ by answering True or False:

  1. Only about 50 percent of Americans consistently wear safety belts.
    True False
  2. Safety experts estimate 7,000 people could be saved each year if everyone made it a habit to buckle up.
    True False
  3. For those in the front seat, wearing a lap/shoulder safety belt reduces the risk of death by 25 percent.
    True False
  4. Most people adjust headrests too low to be effective.
    True False
  5. If your vehicle has air bags, you don't need to wear safety belts.
    True False
  6. Safety belts protect you by spreading the impact of a crash across the strongest areas of your body: the bones of your hips and shoulders.
    True False
  7. When it comes to lap belts, a snug fit is a good fit. Your forward hip movement should be limited.
    True False
  8. Putting your shoulder belt under your arms is risky. In a collision, you could break a rib and cause serious internal injuries.
    True False
  9. It takes an impact of at least 15 mph for air bags to activate.
    True False
  10. Drivers should sit farther back from front air bags than passengers in the front seat.
    True False
  11. You can have an on/off switch installed on front air bags.
    True False
  12. Most crashes causing injury or death occur at low speeds, close to home.
    True False
  13. Wearing a properly fitting safety belt will reduce driver fatigue.
    True False
  14. Whether a front seat passenger wears a safety belt has no impact on the driver.
    True False
  15. It is dangerous for pregnant women to wear lap and shoulder belts.
    True False
  16. Children 12 and under should always ride in the back seat.
    True False
  17. Use of child restraints is mandatory.
    True False
  18. You can make wearing a safety belt a habit in just a few weeks.
    True False
  19. Shoulder belts are not required in the back seat of vehicles.
    True False
  20. An unrestrained passenger cannot be killed in a low-speed vehicle crash.
    True False

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