Texas Woman Ejected Despite Seat Belt
Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 22-Aug-2011
Bryan, Texas – A rollover involving one vehicle resulted in the death of 40-year-old Wendy Dean on Sunday, authorities said. According to officials, Dean overcorrected her SUV, traveling across two lanes of traffic before rolling her vehicle. Police are still investigating Dean’s partial ejection from the car despite evidence that she was wearing her seat belt.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as many as 13,000 lives are saved each year by proper use of seat belts. But while seat belts are a safety precaution all drivers and passengers should take, protecting yourself and your loved ones from dangers on the road often includes more than simply buckling up. Using acceptable equipment for infants and children and operating them properly is vital to keeping your family and friends safe.
Safeguarding family and friends from the hazards associated with misuse of vehicle safety equipment and amenities is as easy as doing the necessary research. Drivers should seek information regarding recalls associated with vehicles and safety equipment within them, such as car seats and child boosters, making sure it has not experienced any problems that could make passengers vulnerable or inhibit protection. In addition, make sure equipment is installed appropriately.
As many as 7 out of 10 child safety seats are not installed correctly, the NHTSA notes. Drivers who are unsure about correct installation can contact local transportation offices to discover locations that will check the safety and display appropriate installation techniques. Visit NHTSAto find a safety inspection station close by. Drivers can also check their vehicle and its equipment for recall notifications.