Buckle Like a Boss

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Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash. Taking a few seconds to put on your seatbelt can cut your risk of injury in a crash by half and death by up to 65%. Airbags are designed to work with seatbelts, not replace them. Take ownership of your safety while traveling in a vehicle by using a seatbelt. In 2023, 81% of occupants who survived fatal crashes in Colorado wore a seat belt. By comparison, only 19% of unbuckled occupants survived.  Using lap and shoulder seatbelts reduces car occupant deaths by 45%.

“While you can’t always control the speed or attention level of the drivers around you, Coloradoans can take control of their safety - just boss up and buckle up,” said Colonel Matthew C. Packard, chief of the Colorado State Patrol. “Every ride, no matter how short or long, should start with a seat belt click. Make it a non-negotiable part of getting into the car for your friends and family.”

Wearing a seatbelt can mean the difference between life and death. Choosing to buckle up is one of the easiest and safest choices a person can make when getting into a car. Colorado State Patrol is launching the “Buckle Like a Boss” campaign on May 1, 2024, to remind and educate individuals on the importance of using a seatbelt as a driver and passenger. 

Our goal is to increase the seatbelt use rate by building awareness and educating the public on why wearing seatbelts is important and how it can save your life. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and X/Twitter to learn more!