April 16, 2018
People are fickle. Even when you know something is good for you, you can come up with excuses not to do it. For example, we all know exercise and eating healthy food is good for us, but it’s easy to end up watching a game on TV and eating a pizza instead.
The same can be said for wearing a seat belt. Seat belts have been required to be installed in vehicles in the United States since Jan. 1, 1968. Mandates for using them was left up to the states. But now, every state except Vermont enforces the use of seat belts by adults. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates more than 15,000 lives are saved each year because driver and passengers were bucked up.