State Might Toughen Seatbelt Law
"I don't wear my seatbelt all the time, so it's hard for me to say I really like that law," admitted Grant Wiegmann. "But, at the same time, I guess if it saves thousands of lives it's probably a good idea."
Studies show drivers who wear belts have a less than 1% chance of being killed in a crash, compared with a 3% chance for drivers who don't wear belts. The highway patrol tries to teach people the importance of wearing seatbelts.
"Keeping them in the seat, keeping them away from the dash, and steering wheel and windshield, things like that," said Hull. So, we're doing a lot of things on the educational side."
If Missouri legislators pass a primary seatbelt law, Hull expects about 90% of drivers and passengers will wear belts.