Sgt. Blaine Robbins with the Utah Highway Patrol stops by Studio 5 to remind viewers, especially this Memorial Day weekend … and always … to buckle up!
Did you know that —
— half of all vehicle fatalities are caused from not buckling up.
— the Stepped-up Click it or Ticket Law enforcement runs May 19-June 1
— young people (16-24) have the lowest observed set belt usage than any other age group.
— last yea in Utah 40 fatal crashes involved teenagers.
— one of the deadliest causes in a vehicle crash is being ejected from the vehicle.
— in Utah, in 2005, 82% of crash occupants who were totally ejected from their vehicles were unbuckled.
— nealry 250,000 Utah motorists still fail to regularly wear their seat belts driving or riding a motor vehicle.
Here are some prevention tips:
— the best way to survivie a crash is to prevent it from happening in the first place
— summer vacations and graduation are critical for children: kids should be enjoying life not dealing with the loss of friends because of silly mistakes
— learn more about the Adopt-a-High School program by going to www.zerofatalities.com
— seatbelt check: are the driver and all passengers wearing seatbelts correctly
— if everyone wore seatbelts, traffic fatalities would be reduced by half
For more information regarding Zero Fatalities, go to www.zerofatalities.com