NHTSA Proposes Seat Belt Reminders for Back Seat Passengers

Nearly half of 2021 crash fatalities were due to not wearing seat belts.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a proposed rule that would require car seat belt warnings for backseat passengers. Seat belt warning systems are currently only required for car drivers, flashing a light and sounding an audio signal if the seat belt is not fastened.

Officials report that fatalities from car accidents have increased since the COVID-19 pandemic and the NHTSA estimates that nearly half of people killed in 2021 traffic crashes were not wearing a seat belt at the time of impact.

“This proposed rule can help reduce that number by getting more to buckle up,” Acting NHTSA Administrator Ann Carlson stated.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Acting Administrator Carlson as she oversees the NHTSA.
  • For discernment for Secretary Buttigieg as he collaborates with the various transportation agencies in his department.

Sources: Reuters, Spectrum News


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