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How do seat belts protect in a collision?

You have probably heard that it is important to wear your seat belt. In fact, Georgia and every other state in the country have laws requiring seat belt use. However, it is very common for people to not completely understand why doing so is so important. Once you learn more about how this safety device works, you should then understand why you should always buckle up.

According to How Stuff Works, the main job of your seat belt is to hold you in place in the event of a collision. The seat belt design ensures it does this safely. To begin with, the seat belt is securely connected to the frame of your vehicle. This ensures it stays where it is. The belt also uses specific materials that are strong while also being flexible. This enables it to stop you but without a harsh jolt.

The way you wear the seat belt also is important. Its design is such that it spreads the force of the sudden stop across the strongest possible areas of your body. You should notice that the lap belt goes over your pelvis while the shoulder belt crosses the rib cage. In addition, because it crosses your body, it spread the force out over a large area. This also helps reduce injuries.

Above all else, though, the seat belt keeps you in your seat. Without it, you would fly about the interior of the vehicle, possibly even exiting through the windshield. This information is for education. It is not legal advice.

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