By Chuck Gevedan
For anyone who complains about getting a ticket for not buckling up when driving or riding in a motor vehicle, here’s a crash course in reality:
n 826 people were killed on Kentucky’s roadways in 2008.
n 55 percent of those killed were not wearing a seat belt.
n When worn correctly, seat belts are proven to reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat occupants by 45 percent and by 60 percent in pickup trucks, SUVs, and minivans.