One of the lamest excuses you will ever hear in life is "I could drown or
burn to death in a crash; so I don't wear a seat belt". Obviously these genius'
haven't watched the television show "Fear Factor" lately. If you haven't,
maybe you should as a good reminder. Watch how secure the contestants are
when they are dropped inside a car into water. And if you think about it
- it makes total sense. If you are involved in a crash, the one thing you
don't want, is to be knocked senseless. If you are groggy and can't get your
bearings, or have been knocked out, guess what will happen to you if your
car sinks in water, or catches fire.
Here are the facts - Your seat belt is your guardian angel. Your chances
of surviving a crash, any crash, are up to 70% better if you are wearing
a seat belt. Period. There will always be those who argue the fact, and there
are also those that will argue the earth is flat.
So, you say prove it. Ok, let's go to Google
News. I type in "teens killed" inside paranthesis' and here is what the
news tells today, August 5th, 2006. (You can check it anyday. Names and
places will be different but regretfully, the story is the same anytime of
8/5 McDonald County, Missouri - 2 Missouri teens killed (shown below) and
3 others serious when 2006 Chevy Forkum runs off road, over corrects, and
overturns. None of the 5 were wearing seat belts and all ejected from
8/2 Fort Payne, Alabama - 3 Tennessee teens killed (shown below) and 2 more
injured when their 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe runs into the woods , strikes numerous
trees and overturns multiple times. Unable to find seat belt info but one
of the killed was ejected, and another partially ejected. Driver fell asleep.
Police Chief David Walker told KNOX "There was evidence of seat-belt use,
but it didn't matter in this
8/2 Springville, Utah - 3 Utah teens killed (shown below) and 2 more injured
when their 2004 Ford Mustang collided head on with a 99 Suburban. The 2 teens
in the front, were wearing seat belts and not only survived, but were released
shortly after from the hospital with only minor injuries. The 3 teens in
the rear were not wearing their seat belts and all perished. Two of them
were thrown thru the windshield.
8/2 Jasper, Indiana - 18 year old charged with reckless homicide in June
19th crash that killed his sister and two other girls, all in the back seat
of an extended cab pickup, with two others injured. Driver tried to pass
on the right, lost control and struck a tree. No seat belt information is
7/29 Oil City Derrick, Pennsylvania - 2 Pennsylvania teens killed when their
car comes into contact with another and looses control. Neither was wearing
a seat belt and both were ejected.
7/29 Bogalusa, Louisiana - 2 Loisiana teens (shown below) killed when teen
driver loses control and hits a pole. No seatbelt info given but both were
7/28 Port Chester, New York - 2 York teens killed when the car they
are riding in hits a light pole. No seat belt info was given. Three others
These are just crashes that involved multiple teen deaths over the past week.
The vast majority of teen crashes do not involve multiple deaths.
Check Google News using the following search +"teen" +"killed" +"crash"
Here is a one final fact for you. Nearly 7 in 10 people on the road today
will buckle up. Yet two out of three people killed in a car crash today,
made the wrong choice, and will not be wearing their seat belt.
It only takes a second to crash - and only a second to buckle up. It's simple
1 crash plus 1 belt = 2 for second chance possibility. 1 crash minus 1 belt
And your life.
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