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Thu June 15, 2006
No Seatbelt in 90 Percent of WY Traffic Deaths
By Renny Mackay
Laramie, WY – So far this year 65 people have died on Wyoming's highways. Of those nearly 90 percent were not wearing their seat belts. Lt. Kleif Guenther from the Highway Patrol says it's almost cultural in Wyoming not to wear a seat belt. And because of the wide open spaces, people drive faster and are more prone to roll overs. Guenther says that's a deadly combination. Last week alone four people died on Wyoming roads when their vehicles rolled. THey were ejected because they were not wearing seat belts. Research shows that wearing a seat belt increases your chance of surviving a crash by 50 percent.