My friend Bubba was driving in Charlotte a few weeks ago when he saw the flash of a traffic camera. He figured that his picture had been taken for exceeding the limit, even though he knew that he was not speeding. Just to be sure, Bubba went around the block and passed the same spot, driving even more slowly, but again the camera flashed.
Now he began to think that this was quite funny, so he drove even slower as he passed the area again, but the traffic camera again flashed.
Bubba tried a fourth time with the same result.
He did this a fifth time and was now laughing when the camera flashed as he rolled past, this time at a snail’s pace….
Two weeks later, he got five tickets in the mail for driving without a seat belt.
I’m dedicated to wearing my seat belt 100% of the time. I’ve witnessed the tragedy caused by the lack of a properly worn seat belt. My grandmother used to pull the seat belt out and across her body and right before the two ends clicked together, she would stuff and hold it under her leg. To a police officer, she appeared to be wearing it correctly.
If you don’t currently practice safe driving by using your seat belt properly, please commit today to do so. Tell us all in a comment that you are starting a new life saving habit. If you do wear your seat belt, has there ever been a time that it has saved your life?