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  • "Very entertaining, while also learning."
    - R. Heilmann, Houston, TX
    June 24, 2017 (Student # 3,500,816)
  • "Less reading, more videos"
    - R. Dagdag, Euless, TX
    June 24, 2017 (Student # 3,500,817)
  • "Questions after each section"
    - D. Nielsen, Austin, TX
    June 24, 2017 (Student # 3,500,818)
  • "It is amusing while teaching."
    - M. Chatelain, Mckinney, TX
    June 24, 2017 (Student # 3,500,819)
  • "The videos are transcribed."
    - W. Morgan, Dallas, TX
    June 24, 2017 (Student # 3,500,820)
  • "The ability to log on and off and take it at my speed."
    - A. Leal, Amarillo, TX
    June 24, 2017 (Student # 3,500,821)
  • "It was easy and funny, not dreadfully boring like most classes of the sort."
    - D. Madsen, Moody, TX
    June 24, 2017 (Student # 3,500,822)
  • "The humorous content but making sure to be clear about safe driving."
    - J. Dozier, Killeen, TX
    June 24, 2017 (Student # 3,500,823)
  • "Really simple/straightforward course and you can do it on your own time."
    - L. Dao, Westminster, CA
    June 24, 2017 (Student # 3,500,824)
  • "Very user friendly and went along with my busy schedule."
    - L. Johnson, Dallas, TX
    June 24, 2017 (Student # 3,500,825)
  • "I liked that it is broken up into smaller segments."
    - J. Doan, Abilene, TX
    June 24, 2017 (Student # 3,500,826)
  • "It is easy to take because it is broken up into small segments."
    - J. Doan, Abilene, TX
    June 24, 2017 (Student # 3,500,827)
  • "The course is funny and joyful."
    - K. Lee, Bellaire, TX
    June 23, 2017 (Student # 3,500,828)
  • "A little humor passes the time"
    - L. Ondracek, Lewisville, TX
    June 23, 2017 (Student # 3,500,829)
  • "The varying characters and animations."
    - K. Roberts, Cedar Hill, TX
    June 23, 2017 (Student # 3,500,830)
  • "The fact that i didnt have to listen to it"
    - W. Wallace, San Antonio, TX
    June 23, 2017 (Student # 3,500,831)
  • "You can make a baby in the car but you cant leave it"
    - T. Price, Fulshear, TX
    June 23, 2017 (Student # 3,500,832)
  • "How you liven up the course."
    - D. Lombardo, Dallas, TX
    June 23, 2017 (Student # 3,500,833)
  • "It was easy and i did it on my phone"
    - N. Williams, Burleson, TX
    June 23, 2017 (Student # 3,500,834)
  • "Not boring. it was pretty entertaining."
    - R. Zepeda, Richmond, TX
    June 23, 2017 (Student # 3,500,835)
  • "You guys had a great sense of humor"
    - J. Blevins, Grand Prairie, TX
    June 23, 2017 (Student # 3,500,836)
  • "That it wasn't boring. :)"
    - T. Torres, Fresno, TX
    June 23, 2017 (Student # 3,500,837)
  • "Well explained and nit complicated"
    - M. Vera, Spring Branch, TX
    June 23, 2017 (Student # 3,500,838)
  • "The different characters made it fun."
    - B. Lyons, Austin, TX
    June 23, 2017 (Student # 3,500,839)
  • "The videos were very helpful"
    - A. Ray, San Antonio, TX
    June 23, 2017 (Student # 3,500,840)
  • "Easy to start and stop when i had time to take the course"
    - J. Simmons, Clyde, TX
    June 23, 2017 (Student # 3,500,841)
  • "Short videos with different characters each time."
    - C. Cubbage, Mckinney, TX
    June 23, 2017 (Student # 3,500,842)

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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