Countless Lives Saved in 2015
Every day, the news reports another story about a tragic car wreck caused by texting while driving, drunk driving, running a light, speeding or other dangerous conduct.
Driving home last night, police were directing traffic and two drivers were standing next to their smashed up vehicles. We take it for granted and just hope it doesn’t happen to us.
So the fact that more vehicle occupants are buckling up is encouraging to a personal injury lawyer – or to any one.
The National Highway Safety Transportation Administration’s new report detailing seat belt use is good news.
Use of seat belts increased from 88 percent in 2014 to 90 percent in 2015. For some reason, seat belt use by occupants of pick-up trucks has lagged behind, but is headed in the right direction, increasing from 77 percent in 2014 to 80 percent in 2015.
You have to wonder why aren’t these numbers 100%, right? Why wouldn’t you take a second or two to protect your life?