Hauling Industry News
When a simple seatbelt could save you!
Do you wear your seatbelt running down the road? I’ve met owner-ops that do, I’ve met plenty who don’t. One once told me he’d prefer to take his chances on being rattled around the cab and thrown out during an accident, versus the small possibility he might be trapped in the aftermath of an accident by the seat-belt itself.
That way of thinking may be common when it comes to seat-belt usage, but in crashes like one investigated recently in Kentucky, you can be sure it’s wrong if preservation of one’s life when the worst happens is the goal. Story by Todd Dills / www.overdriveonline.com.