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Wed Jan 5, 2022, 09:57 PM

Roughly Two-Thirds of Missouri's 1,000 Traffic Deaths Were People Not Wearing Seat Belts

A total of 1,007 deaths in Missouri were attributed to car accidents, increasing by 2 percent over 2020's traffic deaths. The new data also showed that 2021 was the second straight year that traffic fatalities have risen, as the state previously saw a steady decline in accidents for nearly a decade.

Perhaps most surprising about the Missouri data were the causes attributed to these deaths. Around two-thirds of all traffic fatalities were attributed to the deceased person not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Furthermore, 41 percent of fatal crashes involved speeding or driving too fast for conditions.

"These fatalities are unacceptable, alarming and preventable," said Patrick McKenna, the current director of the Missouri Department of Transportation. "There are simple things we can all do to make a real impact on our roadways. Wearing your seat belt is your best line of defense in a crash and avoiding distractions can prevent those crashes in the first place. Buckle up, phone down."

https://www.newsweek.com/roughly-two-thirds-missouris-1000-traffic-deaths-were-people-not-wearing-seat-belts-1665607

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Reply Roughly Two-Thirds of Missouri's 1,000 Traffic Deaths Were People Not Wearing Seat Belts (Original post)
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Turbineguy Jan 2022 #1
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 10:02 PM

1. Wearing a seatbelt is like getting vaccinated.

Why die in a car when you can die with a tube in every orifice?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 10:05 PM

2. Free dumb

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Wed Jan 5, 2022, 10:21 PM

3. Not surprised--especially rural areas where two lane highways are littered with single car accidents

usually hitting a bridge abutment or ending up down a ravine. Speed, alcohol and I suppose boredom accompany.

Had they survived they would undoubtedly have been anti-vaxxers... sigh

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