New Seat Belt Laws Will Save Lives and Money

One of the reasons Georgia has held off on enacting seat belt laws for pickup trucks is the impact it may have on agricultural activity. In a press release regarding the new laws, the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) reassured farmers that the laws would have zero impact on agricultural activities.

In support of the law change, the GOHS reported the rural versus urban seat belt use statistics. Rural vehicular accident death rates were double that of urban areas, and studies cited prove seat belt use reduces the risk of fatal injury to front-seat pickup truck passengers by 60 percent (80 percent for rollover crashes).

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.