In the report (.pdf file), researchers at NHTSA's National Center for Statistics and Analysis estimated:
- 13,250 lives were saved by seat belts.
- 2,546 lives were saved by front air bags.
- 1,829 lives were saved by motorcycle helmets.
- 714 lives (ages 18-20) were saved by age-21 drinking laws.
- 244 lives (ages 4 and younger) were saved by child restraints such as child safety seats and lap/shoulder belts.
This information was compiled by the National Safety Council