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Did you know that there are over 100,000 motor vehicle crashes in Massachusetts every year and that people are injured in nearly 40,000 of these crashes?

Motor vehicle crashes are everyday tragedies that can change lives in a matter of seconds. Wearing a seat belt is one of the best ways to protect you and your family from being severely injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash.

In 2013, nearly 500 people were involved in a motor vehicle crash in Massachusetts in which one or more people were killed. Drivers and passengers in these crashes who were wearing a seat belt were more than twice as likely to survive the crash as those who were not wearing a seat belt.

Seat belts save lives. Make sure you and your loved ones are buckled up every time.

For more Massachusetts injury prevention information, visit  www.mass.gov/dph/injury

For child passenger safety information, visit www.mass.gov/eopss/crime-prev-personal-sfty/traffic-safety/cps/

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