Safety belts save lives. If you're in the front seat during a crash, wearing a safety belt improves your chance of survival by 50 percent. Wearing lap and shoulder belts (combined with air bags) is the most effective way to reduce fatalities and serious injuries in traffic collisions.
Safety belts are most effective when used properly.
Lap belts should fit snugly across the hips, not over the stomach.
Shoulder belts go over the shoulder and across the center of the chest.
Never tuck a shoulder belt under your arm or behind your back.
Here's the Law
Texas law requires drivers and all passengers in vehicles to be secured by a safety belt. A safety belt violation can result in a substantial fine, plus court costs.