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Car wrecks leading cause of death for those under 35

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Assocation (“NHTSA”) car and truck crashes were the leading cause of death in the United States for every age 3 through 6 and 8 through 34.

There are several things Georgians can do to reduce the risk of death and serious injury. One, drive slower. Slower driving leads to less accidents and less serious wrecks. Two, don’t drink and drive. That is an obvious impairment to driving ability. Third, wear a seatbelt.

According to a NHTSA study, men wear seatbelts less often than women. People driving alone wear seatbelts less than people that drive with passengers. Young people, age 16-24 wear seatbelts less than older people do. African Americans tend to wear their seatbelts less often than people of other ethnic backgrounds. So, I suppose black men ages 16-24 driving alone are bad insurance risks.

Buckle up Georgia. Its the law – and its for your own good.