Every seat, every time. In a crash, any unbuckled person becomes a deadly missile. In a 30 mph crash, a person not wearing a seat belt can have as much force as a small SUV. An unbuckled person flying through the car can seriously injure or kill other passengers.
In 2016, 42% of people killed on North Carolina roads were not wearing a seat belt (NCDOT).
Without a seat belt, a person is 30 times more likely to be ejected from a vehicle.
Not wearing a seat belt can cost you $179 or more.