Zero Fatalities: Buckling Up

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

— seatbelt check: are the driver and all passengers wearing seatbelts correctly

— if everyone wore seatbelts, traffic fatalities would be reduced by half

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