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LET Toughen the seat belt laws

Minnesota needs a tough seat belt law now!

I agree whole-heartedly with the editorial in the Dec. 3 edition of this paper. Non-compliance has to be a primary offense and punishable by a stiff fine (hundreds of dollars).

About 15 years ago I was a front-seat passenger in a car traveling in stop-and-go traffic. We rear-ended the car in front of us while we were going 5 miles per hour. I wasn't wearing my seat belt. I was thrown forward and my head went into the windshield with enough force to leave an impression of my head in the shattered glass. A little bit more and my head would have gone through the glass up to my shoulders. I later went to the hospital emergency room where I was treated for sprains and pains in my neck, shoulders and back.

I have always worn a seat belt since that accident. Why take a chance?

Jeff; Morgan

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Rochester;

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