A deadly car accident in Southeast Idaho killed a man on Saturday. The man was driving northbound on Highway 89 at milepost 3 when his vehicle left the roadway and struck some trees on the side of the road before catching fire. The man was transported to Bear Lake Memorial hospital before being life-flight to The University of Utah Medical Center where he died of his injuries. According to the investigation, the man was not wearing his seat belt.
Seat Belt Use Statistics
According to the Idaho Department of Transportation, observed seat belt use rate decreased slightly from 2013 to 2014 – going from 81.6% to 80.2%. However, even though observed seat belt rate use was 80% in 2014, only 44% of the motor vehicle occupants killed in fatal crashes were wearing seat belts. If everyone had been wearing seat belts, 34 of the 67 unbelted vehicle occupants may have been saved.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, safety restraints are the most effective safety feature ever introduced for vehicles, reducing the likelihood for fatal and serious injuries in an auto crash by 50%. In 2014 alone, 67 Idahoans were killed in car crashes while not wearing safety restraints, in addition to the 267 unbelted Idahoans who were critically injured.
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