With holidays fast approaching, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is once again reminding Thanksgiving travelers to buckle up every time they travel in their respective vehicles in an effort to save lives.
According to raw data, there were 1,645 vehicular accidents during the Thanksgiving holiday in the state of Kentucky in 2015, which caused over 480 injuries and eight deaths. KOHS Executive Director Dr. Noelle Hunter, in a bid to encourage citizens to travel safely this holiday season, said, “As we reflect on gratitude during this season of Thanksgiving, we ask fellow Kentuckians to share why they are thankful for their seat belt. Personal responsibility behind the wheel is the key to saving more lives.”
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration noted that proper seat belt usage lessens fatal injury risk to front-seat passengers by around 45% and the risk of passengers sustaining moderate to serious physical injuries by around 50%.
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