Seatbelt Safety Deputy Sheriff Cindy Chastain School Resource Officer Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office Phone: (706)276-5007 Email: email@example.com
To Choose or Not to Choose • DO YOU WEAR YOUR SEATBELT ?? • DOES YOUR FAMILYAND FRIENDS WEAR THEIRS ??
Objectives • Determine relationship between seatbelt use and injury • Discuss Georgia OCGA 40-8-76.1 • Determine proper seat belt use
Georgia Statistics • The number 1 killer of teens is from motor vehicle accidents. • 51% of the teens who died in 2006 from motor vehicle accidents were not wearing their seatbelt.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration According to NHTSA, seat belts saved an estimated 15,383 lives in 2006 for those over 4 years of age.
Georgia Law Ga Code 40-8-76.1 states (b) Each occupant of the front seat of a passenger vehicle shall, while such passenger vehicle is being operated on a public road, street, or highway of this state, be restrained by a seat safety belt approved under Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208 (e)(3) Each minor six years of age or older who is an occupant of a passenger vehicle shall, while such passenger vehicle is being operated on a public road, street, or highway of this state, be restrained by a seat safety belt approved under Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208.
Demonstration time With Deputy Chastain
Reasons Behind Seatbelt Use • Keep you behind the wheel • Keep you from bouncing around the vehicle • Keep you from being thrown from the vehicle
Review True or False • Seat belt use decreases my chances of getting hurt in a vehicle accident • Georgia law states all occupants of a vehicle must wear a seatbelt if they are under the age of 18. • An improper way to wear my seatbelt is to place the shoulder strap under my arm.
Special Thanks to: • www.nhtsa.dot.gov • www.gahighwaysafety.org • www.roadsafetyni.gov.uk