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The use of seat belts has been strongly promoted in the United States for many years. Current legislation requires that seat belts be used in most situations while occupying a vehicle. Studies show that buckling up can radically increase your chances of surviving a motor vehicle accident and preventing severe injuries. Please buckle up at any time when operating a motor vehicle.
The violation of not wearing a seat belt is a secondary enforcement, meaning that a police officer may only cite a driver for a seat belt violation if the driver committed another primary violation that led to the stop in the first place. Though in Connecticut and many other states the police will set up seat belt stops to crack down on those not using seat belts, and issue citations.
Defective seat belts by manufacturers have led to serious injuries and even fatalities. According to the Center for Auto Safety, there have been over 180 recalls involving seat belts in both commercial and passenger vehicles from 2000 to 2006. There have been a range of seat belt design flaws and inadequacies:
As a result of defective or faulty seat belts, individuals may suffer serious injuries:
At Tindall Law Firm, LLC we are very experienced in helping those with injuries to receive the just compensation to which they are entitled. Please contact us with any questions on this topic or any other legal issues by calling us at (203) 755-0018 or visiting us online at http://tindall.webozy.net with all your legal needs.