Seat Belt and People

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Princess Diana was greatly loved and admired by many people around the world. She was the epitome of a “perfect Princess” and for many she was considered a role model. Tragically, her life ended far too early in a fatal car accident. Diana was the passenger in the backseat of a Mercedes and was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Evidence proves that Princess Diana would be alive today if she had chosen to wear a seatbelt. Princess Diana is not the only one. Every year, approximately 17,000 people die in a car accident by choosing irresponsibly not to wear a seatbelt. We should propose and enforce a law that everyone should wear seatbelts in the backseat to ensure safety and foster responsibility. The injuries caused by not wearing a seatbelt can potentially change your life forever. In many cases, people have been paralyzed which has caused them to never be able to do some of the simplest tasks they used to do. They are not able to walk, drive, feed themselves, bathe themselves, or even dress themselves. Some other injuries could be involved with your head, face, neck, back, and brain. It is not often that the unbuckled passengers walk away with only minor injuries. Not only can victims be injured physically, but they can be injured emotionally. Victimized passengers tend to relive the horrific accident over and over again by having it replay in their mind. They may go through a lot of depression, especially if a loved one was injured or killed as well. Injuries are the smallest of worries when it comes to car accidents considering that many people have been killed by choosing to not buckle up in the backseat. There have been many cases in which people have decided not to buckle up, which led them to getting severe injuries. An example of this would be the case of a 19 year old girl named Sarah McGaughey. Sarah was in a near-death accident while only going 30 miles per hour. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, which led her...
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