We all know how important seat belt use is in the prevention of death or serious injury during a vehicular accident. However, have you ever wondered the economic costs of not wearing a seat belt? Each year, the United States is gravely affected economically by those who do not wear seat belts. The direct costs of auto-accidents is around $240 billion a year. That number climbs to approximately $830 billion when pain and suffering are analyzed in addition to the accident.
It is estimated that accidents with unrestrained drivers or passengers amount to $10 billion in costs annually. Everyone shares the burden of this $10 billion. Whether or not you are involved in the crash can be irrelevant. These costs are paid by all of society in the forms of higher insurance premiums, travel delays, increased taxes and even greater fuel use due to traffic from accidents.
It is estimated that one-third of all expenses paid by insurance companies are for medical costs. By wearing a seat belt, one minimizes this number. Even if an injury is unavoidable, the severity of such injury can be minimized by wearing a seat belt. This minimization is crucial to avoiding medical costs, but also in lessening pain and suffering. In accidents involving critical injuries especially, the costs associated with the accident are about $3.3 million. When a fatality is involved, this cost climbs to over $5.3 million. These costs include medical bills, damage to property and lost wages.
Often, the reason people do not use seat belts is because the seat belts are not working properly. Specifically, sometimes they require seat belt buckle repair. Seat belt buckle repair is a service that Safety Restore offers in a fast, easy and affordable manner. All you have to do is remove your seat belts and mail them to Safety Restore for seat belt buckle repair. Upon receiving your seat belts, Safety Restore will provide the seat belt buckle repair and put them in the mail back to you within 24 hours. As with all of their products, the seat belt buckle repair will be completed using materials that meet or exceed Federal Guidelines. If your seat belt buckle is malfunctioning, contact Safety Restore about seat belt buckle repair today!