Tens of thousands of Americans are injured or killed each year after being involved in motor vehicle collisions without seat belts. In fact, 2008 estimates from the National Organizations for Youth Safety show that if all car occupants over age 4 wore seat belts, an estimated 17,402 lives could have been saved.
The Buffalo car accident lawyers at William Mattar Law Offices know all too well the deadly consequences of failing to buckle up, and we want to help raise public awareness about the need to buckle up every time you step in a vehicle.
To help achieve this goal, we have launched the 2014 William Mattar Buckle Your Belt contest in conjunction with school starting. Teachers can win a free pizza party for their classroom by having their students pledge to buckle up every time they ride in a car. Once the students have taken the pledge, teachers must submit an entry form to our firm. Pizza party winners will be announced in October.
We hope the contest serves as a reminder to all those living in Western New York to buckle up and to remind passengers to do the same. It could save a life.