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Massachusetts Seat Belt Safety

Seat belt usage has a direct correlation to motor vehicle safety. It is the law in Massachusetts and it is especially important for the safety of children in motor vehicles because motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for young children. The Massachusetts Child Passenger Safety Law requires that all children under the age of 8 years old to (and shorter than 57 inches) be in a child passenger restraint.

The statistics show that seat belt use is highest it has ever been. Nevertheless, seat belt use in Massachusetts is significantly lower than the national average. Wherefore, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign is worth using as a reminder to keep your children, and ourselves, safe.