By Chief Dave Hull
January 25, 2006
SitNews, your article was very, very well done and very timely. What if the two young people had worn their seat belts early Saturday morning, would they have still been injured so severely? I don't know. It is so easy to stand on your side of the fence and shout your case, but here is what I do know.
The young lady in the Jeep Cherokee was wearing her seatbelt. Her car was about as badly damaged as the car early Saturday morning. We did not transport her. The occupants of the car early Saturday morning did not wear their seatbelts and ended up in Seattle. You play the odds. Are you a gambler?
It reminds me of an old story I heard in Reno about this couple arguing in a restaurant. It seems the husband was upset the wife lost $500 playing the slot machines. But you lost $3,000 playing poker, the wife protested. Yes, the husband exclaimed loudly, but I know how to gamble!
I think that is how I would characterize the people who refuse to wear their seat belts; apparently they know how to gamble.
About: Dave Hull is Chief of the North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department. He writes he's "spent many a cold rainy night along side of the road getting people out of wrecked vehicles".
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