William Mattar Buckle Your Belt Program

Seat belts save lives. To help keep our neighbors safe on the roads, Attorney William Mattar created the William Mattar Buckle Your Belt program to promote seat belt safety, encouraging New York State drivers and passengers to buckle up.

Beginning June 7, 2021, through June 30, 2021, pledge to Buckle Your Belt every time you ride in a motor vehicle and enter for a chance to win a $50 gas station gift card! It’s a great way for you and your family to discuss seatbelt safety and the importance of buckling up.

Many winners will be randomly selected to receive a $50 gift card to one of the following gas stations: Citgo®, Kwik-Fill®, Mobil®, Speedway®, or Sunoco®.* Will you be one of our gas gift card recipients? Enter today to find out! Winner(s) will be announced on or around July 1, 2021. For more information and full contest rules, please visit our terms and conditions page.

*Gift Card Vendor(s) may include Citgo®, Kwik-Fill®, Mobil®, Speedway®, or Sunoco®. Gift Card Vendor(s), are not affiliated with William Mattar, P.C. Winners are responsible to investigate the Gift Card Vendor to determine if such accommodations meet entrant’s needs for the specific purpose recipient is using such service. William Mattar, P.C. is not responsible for the retail options available for purchase by the chosen Gift Card Vendor.

ENTRY PERIOD FOR THE WILLIAM MATTAR BUCKLE YOUR BELT CONTEST HAS ENDED

No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Entrants must be a resident of New York State AND a minimum age of 18 to enter the contest. Entry period for the William Mattar Buckle Your Belt Program begins June 7, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST and ends on June 30, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST. CONTEST WINNER(s) – up to eighteen (18) winners will be selected at random (using an online random selector) from all eligible entries on or around July 1, 2021. Each prize winner will receive a maximum of one (1) fifty-dollar ($50) gift card to a gas station of the entrant(s) choosing, which may include: Citgo®, Kwik-Fill®, Mobil®, Speedway®, or Sunoco®. Vendor selection must be made at time of entry, and special vendor requests will not be honored. Employees of William Mattar, P.C. and their family members are not eligible to register for this giveaway. Winner(s) must comply with all William Mattar Buckle Your Belt terms and conditions as published. Click here for full terms and conditions of the William Mattar Buckle Your Belt Program.

Seat Belt Safety

Wearing a seat belt can mean the difference between life and death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seat belt use in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 14,955 lives in 2017. Seat belts are the best way to protect against impaired, aggressive, and distracted drivers and may decrease your chances of becoming seriously injured or prevent a fatality in a car accident.

The consequences of not wearing, or improperly wearing, a seat belt are clear:

  • Buckling up helps keep you safe and secure inside your car or truck, whereas not buckling up can result in being ejected from the vehicle in a crash.
  • Airbags are not enough to protect you; in fact, the force of an airbag can seriously injure or even kill you if you are not buckled up.
  • Improperly wearing a seat belt, such as putting the strap below your arm, may put you and your children at risk in a motor vehicle accident.

Attorney William Mattar wants to remind you to please make the life-saving choice and buckle your belt.

New York State Child Safety Restraint Law

It is important to take the appropriate safety measures for all children riding in motor vehicles. New York State law requires children under the age of 16 to wear a seat belt when they are in the front seat or back seat. All children under the age of four are required to ride in child safety seats and must continue to ride in child restraint systems until their eighth birthday.

According to the New York State DMV, an appropriate child safety restraint system:

  • Must meet the size and weight requirements for the child based on Federal requirements and the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • It can be a child safety seat, a harness, a vest, or booster seat attached with the vehicle seat belt system, but not the vehicle seat belt alone.
  • Should not be used in the front seat of a motor vehicle.

For guidelines on how to select the correct child safety seat or child restraint system, visit www.dmv.ny.gov/more-info/safety-restraints.

Helping Keep Our Community Safe

Since 2013, William Mattar law offices has been educating communities about the importance of wearing a seat belt.

If you are injured in a car accident, we can help. Contact our car accident attorneys today at (844) 444-4444.