While technology continues to add more and more safety features of vehicles, distracted driving seems to undo any progress when it comes to safety on the road. In 2016, 37,461 vehicle occupants died as the result of an accident in the United States. Tragically, this number it 5.6% higher than the number of fatalities in 2015. While there are awareness campaigns to end distracted driving, it continues to be an epidemic today that leads to life-altering consequences and death.
Experts suggest that the reason traffic deaths are so high is multifaceted. Likely, traffic deaths are caused by distracted driving coupled with the fact that Americans are driving more an ever, which counteract the advantages of any safety systems. Studies show that about 25% of all driving deaths are related to distracted driving. In teens, distracted driving accounts for over 58% of driving fatalities. Automobile accidents are the leading cause of death in teens, and teens show the highest rate of distracted driving. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, nine fatalities occur daily due to distracted driving. The epidemic of distracted driving ruins lives by resulting in death or serious injury, but is completely preventable.
It is more important than ever to follow basic vehicular safety protocols. This includes having a functioning seat belt for you and your passengers. If your seat belt retractor is not working properly, Safety Restore can help with seat belt retractor repair. Every seat belt has a retractor component, which keeps the seat belt snug against your body but also locks on impact. Seat belt retractor repair is necessary after an accident, since the seat belt will lock or be blown, causing it not to work properly. Often, the seat belt retractor repair service is necessary on cars purchased from an auction. If you seat belt retractor has locked up, seatbelt retractor repair is essential as seat belts often make the difference between life and death. Safety Restore only uses 100% OEM products on its seat belt retractor repair services, and offers a 24 hour turnaround period. We are so confident that you will be satisfied with your seat belt retractor repair that we also offer a lifetime warranty!