It is a known fact that seatbelts can decrease the chances of sustaining a serious injury in a traffic crash by as much as 50%.
Single vehicle rollovers
The majority of fatal crashes where occupants are unbuckled are single vehicle collisions, especially rollovers.
When a vehicle rolls, unbelted occupants are violently tossed around like rag dolls and are often ejected through a window. The results can range from severe lacerations to paralysis and even death.
We demonstrate how devastating a rollover can be with our rollover simulator.
Rural seatbelt usage
Seatbelt use is lower in rural areas of the province. Due to the low number of people who use their seatbelts, we focus special attention on public awareness activities in rural and First Nation communities with our rural seatbelt challenge.
For detailed statistics on seatbelt usage and accidents in Saskatchewan, review Section 7 - Victims and Safety Restraints (pdf, 583 kb) of our Traffic Accident Information System (TAIS) report.
If a seatbelt has saved your life and you would like to share your story, please call Traffic Safety Promotions at 1-800-667-8015, ext. 6042, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1-800-667-8015 ext. 6042