(WTIC-AM) — A member of the National Transportation Safety Board visited the state Capitol today to urge lawmakers to require ALL motor vehicle passengers to wear a seat belt.
NTSB member Bella Dinh-Zarr says requiring adults riding in the back seats to wear seat belts will make everyone safer.
“I volunteered in a level one trauma center, and unfortunately I saw that unrestrained rear passengers became literally human projectiles, causing severe injuries and even death to their loved ones in the same vehicle,” Dinh-Zarr said.
The current seat belt requirement applies to people in the front seats, and to children.
There are also existing child restraint requirements for youngsters.