MYTH: Seat belts are not necessary for low-speed driving.
FACT: In a frontal collision at 30 mph, the vehicle hits an object (another vehicle, tree, etc) and stops. The unrestrained people and objects inside the vehicle continue to move forward until they hit the windshield, steering column, dashboard, roof of the vehicle, etc., at about 30 mph.
This is the same velocity a person falling from the top of a 3-story building would experience upon impact with the ground
Source: OPD Seatbelt Coalition
Buckle Up OC drivers!