The Texas Department of Transportation (TX-DOT) launched its 12 annual Click It or Ticket campaign at a press conference today, Monday 20, 2013. The campaign is inspired by the legacy of President Johnson, who 45 years ago signed legislation requiring automakers to install seat belts in all automobiles.
The legislation signed by President L. Johnson has saved hundreds of thousands of lives over the years and is one of the best pieces of legislation passed with regard to general public safety.
This year a special emphasis will be placed on pickup trucks because seat belt use among those drivers and occupants continues to lag behind other vehicles in the state.
If you are driving or are an occupant in any vehicle, please use your seat belt. It could mean the difference in walking away from an accident or being carried away in an ambulance with the lights blaring, or even worse, being carried away without the need for lights at all!! 🙁
Law enforcement officers across the state will be checking to ensure drivers and occupants are wearing their seat belts properly, and have been specifically trained to spot drivers and occupants who try to “fake” wearing their seat belts. They’ve run several commercials lately that are a bit on the comical side showing some of the silly things people do to give the illusion they are wearing their seat belts, but make no mistake – the commercials are made to bring attention to a very serious matter. And it WON’T be funny when they write that ticket!
It only takes a second to fasten your seat belt, and that simple action could very easily save your life.
Do it for yourself – Do it for your family!
Trying To Figure Out Fact From Fiction In The Gun Control Debate? Well, You’re Not Alone!
It seems that everyone has an opinion of just exactly how all this should play out. The problem is that there seems to be just as much misinformation as there are legitimate points. One of the great things about this country is our freedom of speech. But a by-product of that freedom is the staggering amount of falsehoods and “spins” that are generated. Everybody is entitled to their opinion, but when someone tries to sway me to their side of thinking, I try to make it a point to keep an open mind and do as much research as possible. I don’t have a problem changing my opinion if I find that it was based on inaccurate information. By the same token, I have no intention of changing my mind just because some celebrity says I should!
Jeffrey Goldberg, a columnist for Bloomberg View, has a very interesting article where he attempts to debunk just a few of the many myths surrounding gun control and the renewed vigor of the debate due to the Sandy Hook tragedy. Actually, his article is on point, but as you can imagine, commenters generally have their own agenda, aren’t interested in anything that is counter to what they have been led to believe, and unknowingly (or knowingly) go off on rants and tangents that reinforce his points. I often wonder if some of these bloggers are paid to make snarky, and sometimes crude, statements that keep commenters coming back to defend their positions. I know several news outlets employ this tactic, and in many instances it appears to work because […]