Buckling Up Could Save Your Giblets

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you get a chance to spend time with family and friends. Our officers and dispatchers frequently make a Thanksgiving dinner potluck here at the station because they have to work and be away from their family and friends.

Thanksgiving weekend is a wonderful time–but ….

Thanksgiving can be a dangerous time for motorists, especially unbelted ones – day and night. Make sure the only belt unbuckled is at your Thanksgiving dinner table and not in your vehicle, whether you’re traveling during the day or at night.

  • During the 2009 Thanksgiving holiday travel season, 303 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in motor vehicle crashes nationwide.  Of those, 52 percent were unrestrained, based on known restraint use. (The 2009 Thanksgiving’s holiday period was from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, to 5:59 a.m. Monday,  November 30.)
  • During the Thanksgiving holiday travel season in 2009, 115 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes occurring during daytime  hours  (6 a.m. – 5:59 p.m.) nationwide.  Of those, 49 percent were unrestrained, based on known
    restraint use.
  • During the Thanksgiving holiday travel season in 2009, 187 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in motor vehicle crashes occurring during nighttime hours (6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.) nationwide.  Of those, 54 percent were unrestrained, based on known restraint use.

Make it a safe and fun weekend by wearing your seatbelt for every trip, every time. 

Don’t drink and drive.  We’ll have extra enforcement out the night before Thanksgiving — if you’re feeling “buzzed” that is too drunk to drive.

Let’s all be thankful this holiday for all that we have and the love of our family and friends.  And because we love them, do what you can to be

safe this holiday season.

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I hope you have a wonderful holiday.