Outreach is a powerul way to connect with your community and to provide vital safety education that saves lives and prevents injuries or death. With the upcoming Fourth of July celebration, we reached out to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for prepared materials you can share on your website and through your local media. We have included a template you can make your own and send to news organizations as a way to encourage news stories and reach as many people as possible.
Benefits of Ferno Financing
In 2012, researchers representing several top colleges and universities in the U.S. presented on the National Characteristics of Emergency Medical Services Reponses in the United States at the National Association of EMS Physicians.
“Other statistics coming from the CDC, “More than half (range: 53%-59%) of teens (13-19 years) and adults aged 20-44 years who died in crashes in 2014 were unrestrained at the time of the crash.; Young adult drivers and passengers (18-24) have the highest crash-related non-fatal injury rates of all adults; and seat belts dramatically reduce risk of death and serious injury. Among drivers and front-seat passengers, seat belts reduce the risk of death by 45%, and cut the risk of serious injury by 50%.”
Seat belt restraint has long been identified as a lifesaving tool. In an effort to reduce the number of vehicle fatalities, mandatory seat belt laws were passed in all 49 states, led by New York State in 1984. The exception was New Hampshire, which only required that children be restrained. The laws, however, differed in who was affected with some only requiring seat belt use for those traveling in the front seat. Sixteen states designated the infraction to be classified as secondary enforcement, meaning that law enforcement could not stop and ticket a driver for that offense alone.