Missouri Traffic Fatalities Up in 2011; Seatbelts Ignored By 2/3rds of Victims
|And they call this guy a dummy?|
But here's what's really startling about the accidents: Two-thirds of those who died were not wearing seat belts.
As Daily RFT has noted a time or two before (1, 2), it's shocking (to us, anyway) how few people in Missouri wear seatbelts.
What else is startling is how many accidents are the result of driver distraction. According to the highway patrol, 50 percent of fatal accidents this year occurred when drivers simply ran off the road or out of their lanes.