Rear Seat Belts Save Lives

Recently released data from the Governors Highway Safety Association shows the importance of seat belt usage for all of a car's occupants. The data revealed that a passenger in a rear seat is three times more likely to die in a car accident if they are not wearing a seat belt. While it may not come as a surprise to many people that rear seat belts saves lives, there are a number of states that actually do not require seat belt usage for adults in a back seat. Georgia is one of 22 states that does not require that adults in a rear seat wear a seat belt. Rear passengers in these states may think they do not need to wear a seat belt to protect themselves in a car accident because they aren't legally required to wear one. This data shows that this belief is misguided. Regardless of whether you are legally required to wear a seat belt, you should always wear one.