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Buckle Up in Your Truck

Posted on May 9, 2012

The pickup truck is a pillar of Texan culture. In fact, there are almost 5 million registered pickups in the state. But even though trucks seem tough, pickups are twice as likely to rollover in a crash as passenger cars.

In 2011, one of every two pickup truck drivers killed in traffic crashes in Texas was not buckled up.

Wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of fatal injury by 60 percent in pickups, which is why TxDOT is taking extra steps to remind pickup drivers and passengers to buckle up.

Posted by TxDOT Traffic SafetyShare

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