Death may be the ultimate consequence for not wearing a seat belt, but even for those who escape a fatal crash, the economic costs of injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes are staggering. Every year motor vehicle crashes cost our country an estimated $230.6 billion. That equals more than $800 per person per year.
"Protecting our community is what we do. We will be out in force to show our dedication to solving this problem," said Patrolman Randy Bevins, the department's grant writer. "This year alone we have secured nearly $12,000 in funds to cover overtime needed to make sure our community is safe. We want 100 percent of motorists to buckle up and stay alive."