As I drove onto the highway the police were stood almost in the middle of the on ramp. I wondered who they were looking for and what was going on, but quickly forgot about it as i battled my way through an hour and a half of commuter traffic.
I caught a glimpse of a news update and figured that they were there, looking for a missing teenager (who has since been found safe) but no, they were doing checks for seat belts!
I could imagine a few people being stupid enough to not wear one but I was stunned to see that the number was in excess of 5,000! Anyone that has worked in healthcare has seen the damage done by not wearing a seatbelt. Never mind the non horrific part such as delays caused to other motorists after an accident, the cost of emergency services and clean up crews. The ultimate cost of someone’s life…
Do everyone a favour, it’s a no brainer.. Wear your seat belt!