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How Traffic Laws Prevent Accidents

How Traffic Laws Prevent Accidents PUSH ***P P SEAT BELTS SAVED MORE THAN 75.000 LIVES FROM 2004 TO 2008 33 STATES HAVE PRIMARY ENFORCEMENT OF SEAT BELT LAWS WHICH PERMITS OFFICERS TO STOP A VEHICLE AND ISSUE A CITATION EXCLUSIVELY FORA SEAT BELT VIOLATION. 16 STATES HAVE SECONDARY ENFORCEMENT OF SEAT BELT LAWS WHICH ALLOWS OFFICERS TO ISSUE SEAT BELT CITATIONS ONLY AFTER THEY STOP DRIVERS FOR OTHER VIOLATIONS. NEW HAMPSHIRE IS THE ONLY STATE WITHOUT A MANDATORY SEAT BELT LAW. SEAT BELT USE BY ENFORCEMENT: STATES WITH PRIMARY ENFORCEMENT STATES WITH SECONDARY ENFORCEMENT 88% 75% SEAT BELT USE AVERAGES BY DATE: 1998 2009 69% 88% RISK OF CRASHING IS 50% LESS WHEN WEARING A SEAT BELT. 42% OF PA SSENGERS KILLED IN 2007 WERE UNBELTED. 50% 42% 90% A 2009 STUDY ESTIMATED THAT IF SEAT BELT USE WAS 90% IN EVERY STATE, THERE WOULD BE 1,600 LIVES SAVED AND 22,000 INJURIES PREVENTED. MOST COMMON CAUSES OF ACCIDENTS: DRUNK DRIVING: 141 MILLION DRIVERS ARRESTED IN 2010 WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE DUI PENALTIES IN UTAH: JAIL TIME FINE LICENSE SUSPENSION 48 HOURS $700 MINIMUM 120 DAYS 2ND 240 3RD 1,500 $1500 TWO $800 TWO MINIMUM HOURS YEARS HOURS M├ŹNIMUM YEARS SPEEDING: SPEEDING CONTRIBUTES TO 1/3RD OF ALL CAR ACCIDENTS IN AMERICA. SPEEDING PENALTIES IN UTAH: JAIL TIME FINE LICENSE SUSPENSION UP TO UP TO UP TO 90 DAYS $750 ONE YEAR DISTRACTED DRIVING: DRIVERS USING A HANDHELD DEVICE ARE DRIVERS WHO TEXT WHILE DRIVING ARE 4x 23x MORE LIKELY TO GET IN A CAR ACCIDENT MORE LIKELY TO GET IN A CAR ACCIDENT DISTRACTED DRIVING PENALTIES IN UTAH: JAIL TIME FINE UP TO UP TO 90 $750 DAYS ADAMS DAVIS P.C. ACCIDENT TRIAL ATTORNEYS http://www.nsc.org/safety_road/DriverSafety/Pages/SeatBelts.aspx http://www.drivers.com/article/1173/ http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/general-statistics/fatalityfacts/overview-of-fatality-facts http://dui.drivinglaws.org/utah.php http://www.drivinglaws.org/resources/traffic-tickets/speed-violations/utah-speeding-laws.htm http://www.drivinglaws.org/utah.php

How Traffic Laws Prevent Accidents

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Ever wonder why certain traffic laws exist? To keep you and your passengers safe.

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