A no-brainer…

Six men died yesterday in a collision between a pickup and a semi on I-94 in North Dakota.  It is believed that the accident was due to road conditions and perhaps excessive speed.  It is also believed that none of the men in the pickup had on seatbelts.

Come on folks – this is a no brainer – wear your seatbelts.  We can do nothing about the weather and North Dakota road conditions can get the best of you even when you are driving with utmost caution, but there is no excuse for increasing the potential of serious injury or death by not buckling up.

Six lives lost the day after Christmas…six families’ shattered.  What a horrible waste.  We will be left to wonder whether any of those men would be alive today had they been wearing seatbelts.

Please wear your seatbelt each and every time you get in a vehicle.  Don’t let others ride in your vehicle if they don’t wear seatbelts.  The research has been done and the evidence is in – seatbelts save lives!  Don’t end up on the wrong side of the statistics – be smart, be safe, be alive after an accident.

Day one thousand two hundred and sixty-nine of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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6 Responses to A no-brainer…

  1. Miki T-B says:

    I don’t move my vehicle one inch unless I and any passengers have on their seatbelts, too. I’m planning on living until I’m 98!

  2. Kay F says:

    I never wore my seat belt until I met my husband. He was driving back from California and witnessed a gruesome car accident and he said ever since then he wore a seat belt. I followed suit and that was in the early 90s. It becomes second nature. Just as you turn the car key, you put on your seat belt. So sad for the families.

  3. PrairieWoman says:

    Same here. General rule in my car: Don’t want to wear a seatbelt? Get out.

  4. Ever since the father of a friend of our son’s died in a rollover crash in which he was thrown out and the pickup rolled over him…our son insisted we wear seatbelts always. We have for over 20 years….do not even drive in a parking lot without a seat belt in place.
    It IS a no brainer.

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  6. Frankie Kaiser says:

    My husband and I aways wear seatbelts too….I consider it as a hug holding you tight…your loved ones being protected.

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