Seat Belts

             "Were they wearing seat belts?" That is the question, that police officers ask you when you are involved in an automobile accident. Whether one is traveling 1 or 600 miles, it is my belief that every person in the vehicle wears a seat belt. I have held onto the my belief that all persons in a moving vehicle should have a safety belt in proper use at all times. It has been proven over time and time again, that safety belts protect from ejection from the car. Many people choose not to wear their seat belts, and think that it is safer to not wear one. Maybe nothing will ever happen to the people that do wear on, but for unfortunate people that get into an accident, hopefully, a safety belt will help them. In September of 1999, 70.1% of drivers and front seat passengers on Michigan’s streets and highways were buckled up and taking precaution. In March of 2000, the rate of seat belt usage had rose to 83.5%.( Seat belts work by limiting movement of the body, when a vehi!
             cle has a sudden change of speed or direction. Seat belts also protects, by keeping one positioned in the seat , not being able to be bounced around or getting thrown from a vehicle. Seat belts are the first line of defense against injury in a crash.
             My belief states "Everyone in a moving vehicle should always have their seat belt on regardless of where one is sitting. Two close friends of mine recently were involved in a serious automobile accident. Colleen was wearing her seat belt, and Alicia was not; unfortunately, Colleen rear-ended a pick up truck at 45 miles per hour. Ejected fifteen feet away from the car, laid Alicia. As Colleen looked up after the tragic event happened, there was no glass left ahead of her. Colleen was in such shock that she did not know what to do. As Colleen heard the sirens, she whipped off her seat belt to go see Alicia. Colleen was terrified and did not know what to do except sit by A

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