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Buckling Up Saves Lives

Posted on May 19, 2012

“Click It or Ticket is not about just writing tickets. It’s about saving lives,” says Carol Rawson, TxDOT’s Traffic Operations Division Director.

During 2011 in Texas, nearly 3,000 people died in fatal collisions, and almost half of them were not buckled up.

On the other hand, 97% of those uninjured in crashes were wearing their safety belts. This is why there are so many incredible stories told by the survivors of potentially fatal car crashes.

Rheda Sommers’ story is one of them. Rheda and her daughter were involved in a serious car crash on I-10 in El Paso. Their truck was hurled into the air before coming down and rolling three times on the interstate.

Both Rheda and her daughter walked away from this crash without any major injuries thanks to wearing their seat belts.

Posted by TxDOT Traffic SafetyShare

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