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  • "It was entertaining and easy to listen to."
    - A. Simmons, Tyler, TX
    April 25, 2017 (Student # 3,488,502)
  • "Taking the course in the comfort of my own home."
    - B. Tatum, Denton, TX
    April 25, 2017 (Student # 3,488,503)
  • "All the special characters"
    - A. Rodriguez, Baytown, TX
    April 25, 2017 (Student # 3,488,504)
  • "Course was quick, easy, and simple to use"
    - S. Momin, Austin, TX
    April 25, 2017 (Student # 3,488,505)
  • "It was corny/funny and i got to do it from home."
    - J. Corona, Lewisville, TX
    April 25, 2017 (Student # 3,488,506)
  • "That it was updated and that it was cartoon and with people in it."
    - T. Fernandez, Tyler, TX
    April 25, 2017 (Student # 3,488,507)
  • "The way some of the rules were presented."
    - R. Roach, Texas City, TX
    April 25, 2017 (Student # 3,488,508)
  • "The humor made the course go by a lot faster"
    - I. Melendez, Midland, TX
    April 25, 2017 (Student # 3,488,509)
  • "The videos were entertaining."
    - G. Martinez, College Station, TX
    April 25, 2017 (Student # 3,488,510)
  • "I liked that i could take the course at home and at my own pace"
    - A. Rothman, Needville, TX
    April 25, 2017 (Student # 3,488,511)
  • "I liked that i could take the course at home and at my own pace"
    - A. Rothman, Needville, TX
    April 25, 2017 (Student # 3,488,512)
  • "How funny and casual it was"
    - Z. Maskarinec, Irving, TX
    April 25, 2017 (Student # 3,488,513)
  • "I really enjoyed the luchador skits!"
    - M. Beltran, Cibolo, TX
    April 25, 2017 (Student # 3,488,514)
  • "It kept my interest while also educating me."
    - A. Cheney, Hico, TX
    April 25, 2017 (Student # 3,488,515)
  • "It was entertaining and simple"
    - A. Delbosque, Richmond, TX
    April 25, 2017 (Student # 3,488,516)
  • "It wasn't boring, yet noledgeable.."
    - L. Craig, Houston, TX
    April 25, 2017 (Student # 3,488,517)
  • "It was funny which made it easier to focus on"
    - N. Conroy, Dallas, TX
    April 24, 2017 (Student # 3,488,518)
  • "Was funny and the exams not difficult"
    - N. Conroy, Dallas, TX
    April 24, 2017 (Student # 3,488,519)
  • "Format is really enjoyable"
    - L. Boren, San Antonio, TX
    April 24, 2017 (Student # 3,488,520)
  • "The jokes and education. the jokecation!"
    - A. Benny Thomas, Houston, TX
    April 24, 2017 (Student # 3,488,521)
  • "The different comedians made the course interesting"
    - I. Hernandez, Cleburne, TX
    April 24, 2017 (Student # 3,488,522)
  • "Easy to understand and follow"
    - C. Fierro, Georgetown, TX
    April 24, 2017 (Student # 3,488,523)
  • "The fast and easy access to the course."
    - R. Gambrell, Tyler, TX
    April 24, 2017 (Student # 3,488,524)
  • "The fast and easy access to the course."
    - R. Gambrell, Tyler, TX
    April 24, 2017 (Student # 3,488,525)
  • "Was able to complete on cell phone"
    - S. Phillips, Jefferson, TX
    April 24, 2017 (Student # 3,488,526)
  • "Ability to do it online around my schedule."
    - K. Flinn, Farmersville, TX
    April 24, 2017 (Student # 3,488,527)
  • "The length of time to complete it..."
    - N. Gomez, New Braunfels, TX
    April 24, 2017 (Student # 3,488,528)

Texas Seat Belt Laws

We all know how important it is to wear a seat belt while driving. It can help you avoid serious injury when you’re involved in a car accident and, in the state of Texas, it’s mandatory to wear a seat belt if you’re the driver or passenger of a car.   The Texas law that outlines seat belt use is Sec. 545.413 of the Transportation Code. This law states that:  

  • It is illegal for anyone to ride in the front seat of a car without having their seat belt fastened
  • It is illegal for anyone under the age of 17 to ride in a motor vehicle without a seat belt
  • Adults are permitted to use their discretion when they’re a passenger in the back, but a seat belt is always recommended
  • Children, depending on their size, are either required to wear a seat belt or sit in a child safety seat
  • The driver of the car is responsible for making sure all passengers are secured according to Texas law

The fine for breaking one of the regulations above can range from $25 to $200, not including court costs.

 

Data on Seat Belt Use in Texas

From 2007 to 2014, the percent of drivers and passengers wearing seat belts fluctuated in Texas. Below is the data for each year:  

  • 2007: 91.8%
  • 2008: 91.2% (0.6% decrease)
  • 2009: 92.9% (1.7% increase)
  • 2010: 93.8% (0.9% increase)
  • 2011: 93.7% (0.1% decrease)
  • 2012: 94.0% (0.3% increase)
  • 2013: 90.3% (3.7% decrease)
  • 2014: 90.7% (0.4% increase)

The percentage has both decreased and increased during this time period, sometimes drastically so. Compared to other states’ data over the same time frame, Texas boasts some of the highest rates of seat belt users. The nationwide seat belt use rate was 87% in 2014, which Texas was well above during all eight years reported.

 

The Importance of the Seat Belt

While wearing a seat belt can help you avoid a ticket, more importantly, it can save your life. When you’re the driver of a car, it’s your responsibility to ensure that each passenger is properly secured, just as it’s your responsibility to drive as safely as possible to protect them.

 

If you have received a ticket for not wearing a seat belt, or if you want to strengthen your defensive driving skills, consider enrolling in our defensive driving course. The classes can be completed in person or online, and they can help you follow court orders, reinforce important driving skills, and even decrease your insurance rate premiums.

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