Friday, April 13, 2007

Wear your seatbelt

Road Trip!
Originally uploaded by MicheKerr.
Always wear your seatbelt. Even if you're in a state police cruiser being driven around like you're a VIP.

From David Kocieniewski and David W. Chen in the New York Times, N.J. Governor Is Critical After Car Crash:
Gov. Jon S. Corzine remained on a ventilator and was heavily sedated for pain today as he recovered in the hospital following a car accident Thursday in which it appears he was not wearing a seat belt, his spokesman and a doctor said.

Mr. Corzine was in the front passenger seat when his state police vehicle swerved to avoid an apparently out-of-control driver on the Garden State Parkway, and hit a guardrail. He was flown by helicopter to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where he received seven units of blood and a metal rod in his leg during a two-hour operation that ended about 11:30 p.m.
Three simple rules:

1. Wear your seatbelt when you're in a car.

2. Wear a helmet when riding a bike or a motorcycle.

3. Wear a personal flotation device when in a boat.

Pretty darn simple, if you ask me.

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