November 2011

Buckle Up!

I recently read two different articles about the rate of traffic accident deaths where seat belts were not being used. One was about the motor vehicle accident (MVA) death rate in MN, and the other involved the statistics nationally. Both articles stated that some 50% of the people who died in MVA’s were not wearing seat belts. We see this in many of the MVA cases where we represent the deceased’s family or where there have been serious injuries. That percentage to me is very disturbing! It tells us that many of our MVA deaths are preventable simply by fastening a seat belt before driving and/or when getting into a car. There are very few cars if any that don’t have seat belts. I am..

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