Not buckling up carries a price
Not wearing a seat belt continues to take a toll – on lives and on the economy as well.
According to the most recent statistics from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, one life was lost in a crash in Douglas County in 2012 because the person was unbelted. Two other unbelted motorists suffered severe injuries.
The estimated economic impact of those incidents amounts to more than $1.56 million, according to the DPS.
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