The Buckle Up Campaign Continues

December 4, 2013  |  Jon P. Erickson

In this past weekend’s November 30th issue of the Star Tribune, there were two separate articles on motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, in each of these accidents, an occupant was killed.
The first accident involved an 80 yr old man being killed in a single car rollover accident. He was not wearing a seat belt, and was thrown from his vehicle. It’s interesting to note that since 2004 he had received two separate tickets for failing to wear a seat belt.
“St. Paul man thrown from SUV, dies in south-metro rollover”
The other accident involved a head on collision. The driver of one of the vehicles was not wearing a seat belt, and he was killed. The driver and occupant of the other vehicle were both wearing seat belts, and were not injured. “St. Paul man, not wearing seat belt, dies in head-on crash in Olivia”
During this past Thanksgiving weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a movie with my daughter and two granddaughters. My daughter at one point told me that ever since I started sending her and my 17yr old grandson my BUCKLE UP blogs she has made it a point to make sure the girls are always buckled up, even when just going to school some 10 blocks from their home. She also reminds my grandson whenever he leaves with their car to “buckle up.” Hearing that was exactly why I started doing these blogs.