Buckle Your Belt Program

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SPRING 2017 BUCKLE YOUR BELT CONTEST WINNER

Ellen Lapaglia of Rochester, New York, is our Spring 2017 Buckle Your Belt contest winner!

Ellen and her family took the pledge to always wear their seat belts when traveling in a motor vehicle. Ellen was randomly selected from all of our entrants as the Grand Prize winner of the Fern Resort trip. Congratulations, Ellen!

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And THANK YOU to everyone who made the pledge to buckle their belts! It’s a simple action that may prevent you serious harm.

Did you take the pledge? Be sure to post a photo of you and your family to our Facebook page with the hashtag #WilliamMattarBYB2017!

WHY WE WANT YOU TO BUCKLE UP

If you aren’t wearing a seatbelt during a motor vehicle accident, the chance of serious injury may increase. Seatbelts can help prevent drivers and passengers from being ejected from vehicles or thrown into the dashboards, windows, and windshields.

By buckling your seatbelt, it may significantly lower the risk of getting hurt in an accident. Here are several seatbelt safety tips to remember:

  • Always wear your seatbelt—no matter what the road conditions are or how far you are traveling.
  • Inspect your seatbelts regularly for wear and tear.
  • Seatbelts are made to restrain only one person each—don’t try to “double-up.”
  • Seatbelts are only effective when worn as intended.

So, please, buckle your belt. It can help save your life!

NEW YORK STATE CHILD SAFETY RESTRAINT LAW

New York State law requires all children under age four to be secured in a car seat and all children who have not reached their eighth birthday to be in a child restraint system. The type of car seat or restraint system required varies according to the child’s age and size. For guidelines on choosing the correct system for your child, as well as advice on installation and a list of permanent child safety seat fitting stations in the state, please visit the New York State DMV website.