Safety first


 

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!
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About yorkshiremummy

Born and Raised in Yorkshire, Now at Large in North America. Working Wife and Mum of 2. Occasionally sarcastic, Often inappropriate, but always real! Having snorkeled with sharks in the Maldives, ridden an Elephant in Sri Lanka, swum in an underground river in Mexico and played with Lion cubs in South Africa, currently enjoying the crazy adventure of motherhood!
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