Seat belt use key to other passengers' safety-study

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CHICAGO, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Fastening the seat belt protects motorists in a crash, but the risk of dying in a wreck rises if fellow passengers do not buckle up, researchers said on Tuesday. "A car occupant could be killed if struck by another occupant who was catapulted forward, backward, or sideways in a crash," wrote study authors Peter Cummings and Frederick Rivara in this week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. In crashes where a back seat passenger was not ...

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