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Less Obvious Reasons to Wear Your Seat Belt

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Seriously, why don’t people wear their darn seat belts?
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The act of buckling your seat belt should be the biggest no brainer in the history of automobiles. Despite this, the percentage of people who wear their seat belt is, astoundingly, still not 100. Statistics continue to show a heavily disproportionate amount of those killed in traffic accidents are unbelted drivers and passengers. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’re a responsible driver who buckles up before pulling out of your parking spot. However, on the off chance that you still need convincing as to why you should perform this simple task, read on. These less-obvious reasons to wear your seat belt are for you.


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Why you should wear your seat belt

Common sense dictates that there are a myriad number of well-established reasons to buckle up. These include avoiding fines, tickets, serious injuries to you or your loved ones, and most grievously, death. If that’s not enough, consider the following extra reasons. If that was enough, you’re invited to continue reading and laugh along.

Ready? Here we go:

Reason the First: Seat belts are cool, fashionable, and trendy. Wearing a seat belt automatically makes you the coolest cat on the block. If you want to attract attention and be the envy of your less-chic friends and family, consider adding the seat belt to your regular driving ensemble.

Reason the Second: Refusal to wear a seat belt may result in your ambitions to one day dance at your child’s wedding being crushed. Please note that this may manifest as a direct side effect of your un-buckled body being crushed during a car crash.

Reason the Third: Wearing a seatbelt will protect you from zombies. I admit that this reason is unlikely to come in handy, but if it ever does, you’ll be thankful you read this far down in the article.

Reason the Fourth and Final: Not wearing your seatbelt is bad for your image and overall popularity. Refusing to take common sense, bountiful evidence, and mountains of historical fact into account has the unfortunate side effect of making you look bad to others. People generally don’t gravitate toward folks who believe that the rules don’t apply to them.


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By taking these less-obvious but nevertheless important reasons to wear your seatbelt into account, you’ll be well on your way to being not only a better driver, but a better person. We now conclude this tongue-in-cheek PSA. Good night, and drive safe.