Letters: Please buckle up

I read the front-page article headlined, "Icy interstate factor in 3 fatalities Tuesday." I do not know why the article was not headlined, "Not wearing seatbelts factor in 3 fatalities Tuesday." Last Tuesday the roads were icy. There were many skids, fender-benders and cars in ditches. This will always happen, particularly in the winter. It may happen to you tomorrow, and it may happen to me.

The difference is, those of us wearing seatbelts are far more likely to survive the event than those of us who do not wear our seatbelts. There is a reason that they are mandatory by law, and this tragic spate of fatalities should serve as a reminder to all of us. Please, please, wear your seatbelt every time you get in the car, not matter the distance you plan to drive.

Kevin O'Kelley

Vermillion

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