Persuasive Essay On Seatbelts

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Seatbelts A seat belt, also known as a safety belt, is designed to protect you in the event of a crash. Seat belts save 9,500 lives each year. People who disagree with seat belt laws say that they take away their rights. Not wearing a seat belt has said to have caused more damage to people when in a crash. Seat belts do more good than they do harm, and it is illegal to drive without wearing one. Seat belts do more good than they do harm. “According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 15,000 lives are saved each year, because drivers and their passengers were wearing seatbelts when they were in an accident (Opposing Viewpoints)”. If passengers had not been wearing a seatbelt when they got into an accident they…show more content…
“Click it or Ticket’ is the main tool that states use to promote awareness of seat belt laws and to coordinate enforcement laws (Opposing Viewpoints).” “Click It or Ticket” has helped increase seat belt usage. “The first time someone gets pulled over for not wearing a seat belt, they have to pay a $25 fine, everytime after that, they have to pay a $50 fine. (Getting Caught without a seat belt is going to cost you)”. If someone got into a car crash and it was fatal, the driver would be charged with involuntary manslaughter. If a person got charged with involuntary manslaughter, they would go to jail for up to 16 months. Many people believe that because they are just going a short distance, they do not think wearing a seatbelt is necessary. Experts say that “80 perfect of fatal accidents happen within 25 miles of the home (Pros and Cons of Seat Belts)”. Therefore just because you are only going down the street, you could still get in an accident. It is understandable why some believe that, because you would not think that it could be dangerous. Nevertheless it is always best to wear a seat belt no matter how far you are
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