I’ve seen far too many car wreck injuries caused by people not using seat belts. This angers me.
I was reminded of this today when I read that nine members of a North Texas family were injured after their minivan was rear ended and flipped over into a ditch on I-30. Seven children were hurt, with one in critical condition. Some weren’t restrained and were ejected from the car. That’s inexcusable.
I want to again call attention to this serious problem to try to stop these senseless injuries.
Everyone must know that it’s the law that front and back seat passengers have to buckle up. Texas has a tough primary enforcement law where a police officer can issue you a misdemeanor citation even if no other traffic law has been violated. The ticket can cost up to $250.00 plus court costs.
If that doesn’t get your attention, presumably everyone knows that seat belts reduce the likelihood of injuries and deaths.