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Ejection is one of the most injurious actions that can happen to someone in a crash. In 2011, 77% of people ejected from a car or truck were killed. Seat belts prevent that, and more, from happening.
Wearing a belt can reduce the risk of fatal injury in a car by 45 percent and moderate injuries by 50 percent.
Air bags are designed to work WITH safety belts, not replace them.
By not wearing your safety belt, you could be thrown into a rapidly opening frontal air bag. Such an action could result in injury or even death.
In 2012 over 12,000 lives were saved because people fastened their seat belts. Over 290,000 lives have been saved since 1975.