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More Evidence That Seatbelts Save Lives

Friday, 28 April 2006 12:00 AM

Seatbelts unquestionably save lives and reduce injuries, according to a major new study of 24,000 emergency room accident patients.

In all about 5,300 of the crash victims were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the wreck, according to Dr. Shane Allen and colleagues from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

And those who weren't wearing seatbelts were three times more likely to die in the hospital. In fact, unbelted crash victims accounted for more than two-thirds of patients who died in the ER.

In addition, the researchers found that unbelted drivers and passengers were nearly three times more likely to require admission to the hospital for further treatment. They were also more likely to suffer severe injuries to the head, spine, and abdomen.

Interestingly, those who were not wearing seatbelts were more likely to be male and to have been drinking at the time of the accident.

The findings argue for tougher seatbelt laws, says the Wisconsin team. The study appears in the journal, Academic Emergency Medicine.

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