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Safety Belt Awareness Month

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November is Safety Belt Awareness month and the Ohio State Highway Patrol wants everyone to know the importance of buckling up. November is Safety Belt Awareness month and the Ohio State Highway Patrol wants everyone to know the importance of buckling up.

If you get into a serious accident, there's one thing that could mean the difference between minor injuries and death.

November is Safety Belt Awareness month and the Ohio State Highway Patrol wants everyone to know the importance of buckling up. It's the law to wear safety belts over the shoulder, and according to Lieutenant Tim Grigsby, not only is it the law, it just makes good sense. Grigsby says that hundreds of Ohioans lose their life every year in accidents where the outcome could have been much different if they had used safety belts in the proper way,

"If you're the driver and you get into any type of crash where you're hit from behind or strike something in the front, there's a lot of injuries that can be caused by not wearing your seat belt properly by wearing it under your arm," says Grigsby. "It's designed specifically to go over the shoulder, and I know that there's a lot of after-market products that can help to make that a little more comfortable."

Grigsby says that with the holiday season coming up, drivers and their passengers should be extra cautious when it comes to their car safety.

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