Wearing a seatbelt is one of the easiest ways motorists can protect themselves from a fatal motor vehicle accident in addition to driving safely. More than 13,000 lives were saved in 2008 because of seatbelt use, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Recently, California Highway Patrol commissioner Joe Farrow commended residents for their seatbelt wearing habits.
"I am proud that California has one of the highest seat belt compliance rates," says Farrow. "The CHP and the law enforcement community applaud California motorists for their use of seat belts and child passenger safety seats."
Farrow attributes the state's high seatbelt complainant rate in part to outreach efforts. The state received a grant that allowed officials to educate more than 100,000 people on the importance of seatbelt use.
Wearing a seatbelt and being a safe driver are just a couple of healthy habits people should adopt. Furthermore, people should also eat a balanced diet and get plenty of exercise to improve the quality, and potentially quantity, of life. Living such a lifestyle may also help people save on their life insurance.