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TOP 10 REASONS COMMERCIAL VEHICLE DRIVERS SHOULD ALWAYS BUCKLE UP

SAFTEY FIRST / Post date: 1 June 2012

Semi-truck cab at night

Did You Know?

  • Nearly 40 percent of unbelted driver fatalities could be prevented with safety belt use.
  • Up to 70 percent of moderate injuries to drivers could be reduced or eliminated by the proper use of a safety belt.
  • In a rollover, a truck driver is 80 percent less likely to die when wearing a safety belt.
  • 81 percent of drivers who die as a result of being ejected from their vehicles were not wearing safety belts.

 

  1. If buckled up, you can help to ensure you stay in control of the vehicle.  This increases your ability to properly react to any situation and pose less of a threat to other drivers.
  2. Extra equipment in commercial vehicles such as radios, tachometers and onboard computers can contribute to your chances of being injured during a crash if you are not properly buckled up.
  3. It is the law.
  4. Good drivers usually do not cause collisions, but they are often involved in crashes caused by other drivers.  If you are in a crash, safety belt use can save your life and prevent a long-term disability.
  5. You drive a lot of miles and driving for extended periods of time or in heavy traffic can be stressful and your awareness can be reduced.  Safety belt usage will keep you in a better position to stay aware of your surroundings.
  6. You are on the road at night when you are most likely to encounter impaired drivers.  You must be in good control of your vehicle at all times.
  7. The weight of your vehicle is ten times the weight of passenger cars and trucks.  You must maintain control of your vehicle to ensure that you can execute defensive driving measures.
  8. You are four times more likely to be killed if you are ejected from a vehicle and fourteen times as likely to receive a spinal cord injury.  Using a safety belt will prevent you from going through the windshield.
  9. When you wear your safety belt, your chances of being injured or killed are reduced by up to 50 percent.
  10. You are someone’s son, daughter, dad, mom, husband, wife or friend. The life you save may be your own!