Motorists Urged To Buckle Up
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and other political leaders are joining state and local law enforcement officials in reminding Wyoming motorists to use their seatbelts every time.
At a ''Click it or Ticket" event Wednesday at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, the governor said 56 percent of people who died on Wyoming highways weren't buckled up. The number is even higher for those dying in single car rollovers (the most common fatal accident in Wyoming), of which 75 percent weren't wearing seatbelts.
Mead says the numbers are even higher so far this year, with 64 percent of all fatalities in Wyoming in 2015 not wearing seatbelts. The numbers are even higher for single car fatalities this year, with 9 out of 10 not wearing seatbelts.
The governor says Wyoming 'is not doing well" in terms of seat belt usage, adding the state "should be a leader" in that regard.
State and local law enforcement agencies across Wyoming are taking part in a national "May Mobilization, Click it or Ticket" seatbelt enforcement effort.