It is amazing that this has to be said every year. But, new statistics show that the number of people arrested for DUI in California over the holidays is up. The Sacramento Bee is reporting these numbers.
I think the sad part is that the number of fatalities is also up. But read this: “Of the 31 vehicle occupants who were killed over Christmas, 22 were not wearing seat belts.”
Now, let me get this straight: not wearing a seat belt can cause you to die in a car collision? I am stunned. Okay, not really. I don’t know why people won’t wear their seatbelts, but the evidence is clear. Seatbelts save lives.
So, there are two lessons: Don’t drink and drive, and wear your seatbelt.