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WYDOT, WHP urge motorists and passengers to always buckle up


May 30, 2019

A simple choice to buckle up when driving or riding in a vehicle could mean the difference between life or death.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Wyoming Highway Patrol are urging motorists and passengers to always wear their seat belts to help keep them safe while traveling.

Wyoming has had 64 fatalities so far in 2019, which can be attributed to distracted driving, lack of seat belts, alcohol and several other factors. So far, 43 percent were not wearing their seat belts.

“Safety belt usage in Wyoming is lower than that of the surrounding states, and it is typically lo...

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