Archive for Thursday, August 26, 2010

Kansas drivers could get paid for buckling their seat belts

August 26, 2010


— For two weeks, Kansas drivers who are sure to buckle up could be paid for their efforts.

Between Aug. 29 and Sept. 11, volunteers in 46 Kansas cities will hand out $1 bills to drivers who have everyone in the vehicles secured. The Bucks for Buckles campaign is sponsored by Safe Kids Kansas, State Farm and the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Drivers with unrestrained passengers will get educational materials about using seat belts and child safety seats.

Cherie Sage, state director for Safe Kids Kansas, said 70 percent of the 388 people who died in traffic accidents in Kansas last year were unbuckled. A KDOT survey last year found only 77 percent of Kansas drivers and passengers ages 14 and older wore their seat belts.


flux 5 years, 3 months ago

STUPID ... People do not want to be bothered

Jennifer Alexander 5 years, 3 months ago

GOOD IDEA! Spread the word. Yeah, its only $1, but still, its a good idea. And, if there are kids in the car, they probably will think $1 is a lot. I think its a neat idea. And, if you are going to get stopped, you may as well get a buck out of it since you would be buckled up anyways right?

marshmallows 5 years, 3 months ago

So when the people who don't wear their seatbelts die, we can all know it's in God's plan to add chlorine to the gene pool.

slowplay 5 years, 3 months ago

lg40, There you go again, making things up. Perhaps you didn't watch the Larry King interview with God when He publicly stated he was a liberal. He used to be a republican back in the 1800's but after the party moved to the religious fanatic far right He had enough.

evilpenguin 5 years, 3 months ago

A dollar for wearing your seat belt, if only all money were so easy to come by! I wouldn't say no to a free dollar.

If I am correct in thinking that, by law, everyone in a vehicle must be wearing a seat belt, then why are those who are not wearing a seat belt not being given a ticket?

The scenario will go as such

Dollar person: "Hello, I see you're not wearing a life-saving seat belt and neither are your young children"

Non seat belt wearer: "No, we're not, I don't believe in seat belts. I think that the government runs everyone's lives and spends their time making life difficult for everyone. I won't buy into their schemes"

Dollar person: "Ok, wellllll, no dollar for you! But here are some educational materials because THOSE will help protect your kids when a drunk driver smashes into your car at 70mph. Then you can spend the rest of your life regretting your terrible choice and laziness because you just couldn't be bothered strapping your kids and yourself in"

Non seat belt wearer: "Thanks so much, I'll be sure to not bother strapping my kids in ever. Especially since you're telling me that is what is safest and best for my kids and clearly I know better. So you can keep your dollar and, seeing as I'm not getting a ticket, I'll keep the kids un-strapped"

Dollar person: "Uhhh...okkkk....?"

evilpenguin 5 years, 3 months ago

I had a friend in my car today and I asked them to put their seat belt on. They did. Problem solved!

gr 5 years, 3 months ago

How does me bucking up or not affect your buckling up?

Flap Doodle 5 years, 3 months ago

Will they also be checking for the presence of trousers?

Practicality 5 years, 3 months ago

Depending on what the individual looks like.

BTW, is it against the law to drive around without pants on?

IslandContributor 5 years, 3 months ago

They gave me a dollar at Mcdonalds it was nice the lady said she was glad to see we were all buckled up she was to busy to notice the multiple open containers and the fact we were driving the car backwards through the drive-thru oh well at least we were wearing our safety belts and i got a buck!

croutons 5 years, 3 months ago

Seriously? Is personal safety not incentive enough to don safety belts? You're telling me that there's no better use for these dollars?

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