With winter comes dangerous driving conditions. Black ice, heavy snowfall, roads that have not been cleared of snow and other bad driving conditions can all make it more difficult to control your vehicle and avoid an accident. Each year, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet. And not only is there snow and ice, but also fewer hours of daylight. Weather conditions can affect driver visibility and the ability to maneuver a vehicle, thus impairing driving ability.
The Facts It is no question that seat belts save lives. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, of the 37,133 people killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2017, 47% were not wearing seat belts. Additionally, seat belts saved an estimated 14,955 lives in 2017 and could have saved an additional 2,549 people if … Read more