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Seat Belts Save Lives of Two Injured in Car Accident

Two Macon residents survived the rollover of one’s Honda Fit in early June after a 42-year-old man ran a stop sign. The impact of his pickup truck flipped the Fit onto its roof, but fortunately the two passengers escaped relatively unharmed. The driver of the pickup truck was charged with DUI, failure to yield right of way and driving without insurance. First responders to the scene credit seat belts with saving the lives of the two injured in the rollover. Seat Belt Statistics Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death for people aged 1-54 in the United States. For adults and older children, seat belt use is one of the most effective ways to prevent death and minimize injury during car accidents. Despite this, millions of Americans do not buckle up on every trip. In 2015, 22,441 vehicle occupants died in car accidents. More than half of them…
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How Much Does a Seat Belt Ticket Cost in Georgia?

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) is kicking off the summer driving season with a period of increased enforcement of the Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign. The goal is to reduce highway fatalities and injuries, which increase during the summer months. According to the director of the GOHS, more than half of people who die in Georgia car accidents are not wearing seat belts at the time. Many of those, the director believes, would likely have survived if they had bucked up. The period of increased enforcement will end on June 4, but that does not mean that police will not still be on the lookout for people who are not wearing seat belts. The fine for not wearing a seat belt is $15 and the fine for not securing a child is $25, but don’t let these low costs fool you – a car accident with…
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Could Seatbelts Have Saved These Crash Victims?

A peaceful Sunday afternoon turned to chaos in the small town of Smithville, just south of Atlanta. Two vehicles collided at the intersection of US Highway 19 and Church Street, and now at least one person is dead, but the real tragedy is in wondering if this tragic loss of life could have been avoided. Could Seatbelts Have Saved These Crash Victims? While driving through the intersection of Church and Highway 19, a 21-year-old pregnant woman was struck by a Mercury Mystique that had failed to yield. The woman and her unborn child survived the accident with no serious injuries, but the passengers in the other car were not as lucky. A 4-year-old was thrown from the Mercury that failed to yield, and was flown to a hospital here in Macon, where she is expected to make a full recovery. The girl’s father, who was also in the crash, is…
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