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UCHD Injury Prevention joins others to encourage seat belt use

Seat belts save lives! Since its inception more than 50 years ago, the seat belt has been credited with saving one million lives.

Each year in Utah, it is estimated that more than 100 lives are saved on the roads, and an additional 50 lives would have been saved "if only" a seat belt was worn. Efforts have been underway to encourage the proper use of safety restraints, including seat belts, child safety seats and airbags. It has always been and continues to be the most important thing people can do when they ride in a motor vehicle.

The Utah County Health Department knows the importance of using seatbelts and child restraints properly, and wants to encourage everyone to protect themselves and their families. For more information, please see http://clickitutah.org/index.php or call 801-851-7035.

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