Massachusetts recently came in last in a study of safety belt use across the country. Nationally 79 percent of people wear seat belts. But in the forward thinking state of Massachusetts that number drops to 62 percent. The state is one of the few that doesn't allow police officers to write tickets for non-belted drivers and passengers without them first violating another rule of the road. While it may seem silly, the statistics of those who were killed that weren't wearing seatbelts was 20 percent higher in Massachusetts than the national average. That's not funny. But as the slogan for this photo for Florida's seat belt program says, "Buckleigh always wears his seat belt – every time, every ride! Do You?" 



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