Car crashes cause the most deaths among people who are 1 to 54 years of age. In 2012, in the United States, over 2.2 million adult motorists and passengers required treatment in emergency rooms due to car accident injuries. Interestingly, the best way to prevent motor vehicle accidents and injuries is the simple act of putting on a seat belt, but millions of Americans fail to use their seat belts every single day.
According to some estimates, over $50 million medical costs and losses relating to time unable to work were the direct result of car accidents. While these crash-related statistics do not rule out people who use seat belts -- and seat belts of course are not 100 percent foolproof -- seat belts do dramatically reduce instances of injury and death related to car accidents.