During the month of May, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) partners with law enforcement agencies across the country to heighten awareness and enforcement of seat belt use. The Carlsbad Police Department, in cooperation with the California Office of Traffic Safety and other government organizations, is cracking down on people who fail to use their seat belts.
The “Click It or Ticket” campaign runs from May 19 through June 1, but Carlsbad car accident lawyer Zev Rubinstein knows seat belts can mean the difference between life and death year round. Over 20,000 people are killed in automotive accidents each year, and the NHTSA reports that nearly half were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
Wearing your seatbelt is your best line of defense in the event of an automotive accident. Additionally, if you are in an automotive accident due to the carelessness of another driver, wearing your seatbelt can be key to establishing your personal injury case with the help of a car accident attorney.
To begin building your auto accident case, please call The Rubinstein Law Group at (855) 365-9955 or complete our online contact form today for a free consultation. Mr. Rubinstein serves clients in Carlsbad and throughout Southern California.