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  • "That there wasn't a really big test"
    - C. Caldemeyer, Longview, TX
    February 18, 2018 (Student # 3,548,861)
  • "Humor made it not so boring to take."
    - A. Shelton, Corsicana, TX
    February 18, 2018 (Student # 3,548,862)
  • "The humor and mixing it up"
    - J. Shaver, Euless, TX
    February 18, 2018 (Student # 3,548,863)
  • "Funny and not monotone boring"
    - A. Clark, Lufkin, TX
    February 18, 2018 (Student # 3,548,864)
  • "No final exam & entertaining videos!"
    - A. Mendiola, League City, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,865)
  • "It wasn't as boring as other choices."
    - H. Williams, Texarkana, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,866)
  • "It's fast and easy, but also gives great information."
    - M. Leyja, San Antonio, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,867)
  • "It was very entertaining."
    - C. Aceves, San Antonio, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,868)
  • "Start and stops and test in between sections"
    - V. Kuykendall, Llano, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,869)
  • "No exam at the end wooohh hooo"
    - J. Taylor, Houston, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,870)
  • "The video learning, and there was no exam at the end"
    - J. Taylor, Houston, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,871)
  • "Information presented in a interesting manner."
    - G. Hasten, Terrell, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,872)
  • "Very easy registration, discount price, and easy to follow."
    - L. Escobar, Buda, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,873)
  • "Breaking the quiz up into chunks as the course went along"
    - D. Corp, San Angelo, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,874)
  • "Just play and watch, easy exams"
    - M. Sachee, Houston, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,875)
  • "The comedy made it very entertaining and enjoyable"
    - S. Hawkins, Dallas, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,876)
  • "That's they video are informative."
    - M. Rodriguez, San Antonio, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,877)
  • "The humorous videos and creative cartoons."
    - H. Shahid, Katy, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,878)
  • "The course is very funny and easy to follow."
    - E. Galindo, Midland, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,879)
  • "It was very simple and easy yet very imformational"
    - L. Sanchez, Richwood, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,880)
  • "The fact that it is different than other regular courses."
    - R. Shryock, Stephenville, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,881)
  • "The presentation of the material"
    - P. Black, Montgomery, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,882)
  • "The kid with the spinny hat"
    - D. Wood, Benbrook, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,883)
  • "The transcriptions of the videos."
    - E. Chao, Plano, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,884)
  • "It was simple and more entertaining than others."
    - M. Carter, Baytown, TX
    February 17, 2018 (Student # 3,548,885)
  • "How funny the actors were"
    - C. Burns, Farmersville, TX
    February 16, 2018 (Student # 3,548,886)
  • "Obviously the hilariously bad animations. also the impressions were great"
    - A. Haayer, Granbury, TX
    February 16, 2018 (Student # 3,548,887)

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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