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Auto Seat Belts, Saving Lives Since 1968 Part II

There are those hardheads that don't or won't wear seatbelts, but what do they cost the rest of us?

There are a number of excuses for not buckling up. I'll list some of the silliest in the next part of this blog series. We have tried years of advertizing, consciousness raising and laws requiring use, but stubbornness doesn't necessarily make sense or respond to logic.

Since 1974 378,983 people have died needlessly because they weren't belted. Those deaths, tragic as they are, don't just end a life and traumatize a family, there are massive costs society as a whole (you and me), here are a few:

1.) Billions in unpaid medical bills that drive up costs for everyone else and/or increase taxation;

2.) Huge insurance payouts that result in higher insurance rates for the rest of us;

3.) Lost productivity of workers in our economy;

4.) Social programs to support children and families left behind;

5.) Use of limited medical resources on the unbelted, which could have been used on someone else.

The NIISA calculates that just some of these costs from injuries and death to the unbelted in 2010 cost our country (you and me) 10 billion dollars.

Thanks to the August 16, 2016 issue of Consumer Reports for these facts and figures.

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