Seat Belts or Projectile Bodies - Emily Nelson Comp I Seat...

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Emily NelsonComp I11/23/14Seat Belts or Projectile BodiesSeat belts were first required in motor vehicles during January 1968. Although all vehicles had seat belts available for safety, that did not mean they were put to use. In fact many states had not enforced the use of seat belts until the early 1990's. While the majority of United States citizens will comply with the seat belt law, there are also some that refuse and feel it is their right to do so. Seat beltsshould be more strongly enforced in order to prevent an increase in fatalities and unnecessary injuries. ()When asked why people prefer not to wear their seat belt, many will state that it is their right to make the choice for themselves. Whether they have an accident and are ejected through their windshield or not is entirely their choice. While I agree that if you are looking for a thrill of flying through a pane of glass at extreme force and hitting the asphalt should be someones own decision, it is not only them that would be effected. “Ejection from the vehicle is one of the most injurious events thatcan happen to a person in a crash. In fatal crashes in 2008, 77% of passenger vehicle occupants who were totally ejected from the vehicle were killed (). In the situation of a passenger being ejected from the vehicle, there are multiple scenarios that should be considered. Is the passenger really the only one who will be effected by this accident? What consequences do their choices have? Other accidents may be caused as other drivers swerve or slam on

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