Safety: Put down the cell phone, buckle up and drive!
By Stephen McMillan, 460th Space Wing Safety
/ Published February 22, 2010
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Do you wear your seatbelt while driving? Do you use a cell phone while driving? Do you text while driving?
If you answered yes to the first question and no to the last two congratulations, you passed the test. If you answered yes to the last two questions, you failed the test.
Not only is it against regulations and the law to operate a vehicle without wearing your seatbelt, it is also against regulations and the law to use a cell phone or text while driving.
If you are involved in a mishap and you did not wear your seatbelt or you were talking on your cell phone or texting, you could be responsible for paying any medical bills associated with the mishap. If you are killed while not following the regulations and laws, your dependants and beneficiaries could be left without benefits or payment of your life insurance.
If you don't do it for yourself, do it for the ones that love you. Who's counting on you to get home safely?
Put down the cell phone, buckle up and just drive.