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Fire - Safety Tip

Posted on: June 19, 2020

Seat Belt Safety

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***According to the Texas Department of Transportation, wearing a seat belt helps keep occupants from being ejected in a crash and increases the chances of surviving by 45 percent in a passenger vehicle, and up to 60 percent in a pickup truck.***

Whether traveling out of town, or around town, the Irving Fire Department asks everyone to please keep the following SEAT BELT SAFETY tips in mind:

  • Always buckle up before driving or riding in a car. This goes for everyone in the vehicle, whether you are sitting in the front or the back.
  • Wear the lap belt low across the hips and below your stomach.
  • Wear the shoulder belt over your collarbone, away from your neck. It should cross over your chest.
  • A seat belt that works properly will keep you at a safe distance from the dashboard and the airbag.
  • Children should never sit in the front passenger seat until they reach at least age 13.
  • Secure all young children in proper child safety seats.

Texas Occupant Restraint Laws
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