Wearing a seat belt will save your life according to Trooper Ronald Hampton of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
In fact, a new study says more people wearing seat belts were the reason for the decline in fatal accidents in Oklahoma last year. Hampton
thinks it's because more people are making it a daily habit.More than 77 percent of drivers in Oklahoma wore their seat belts last year.This made officials believe that's why fatality accidents fell 14 percent from the pervious year. Hampton
says drivers have to obey by the rules, "When you sign for your drivers license you agree to abide by the laws of the state now whether they agree or not it's the law."Hampton
believes that pretty soon everyone will be buckling up, "As children start to grow up their use to the child restrain laws of when the were younger...so when they grow up it's going to be a habit for them to buckle up." Hampton
says Oklahoma drivers have been required by law to wear their seat belts since 1998.