Injuries, Wound and Trauma

How effective are seatbelts?

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  • ADr. Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
    A recent study estimated that seat belts and air bags reduce the risk of severe injury by 61 percent. Simply using a three-point seat belt -- one that crosses over both the lap and shoulder -- reduces risk by as much as 45 percent.

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