Seatbelt safety

Buckle up, Idaho.

Life’s moments—brought to you by a seatbelt.

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Your adventure is just beginning.

The simple *click* of a seatbelt could change your life. It could determine whether you’re around to enjoy more of life’s little moments, or not. When we buckle our seatbelts, we choose to be safe today, tomorrow and in the future. We all have more to do, and more adventures to live for.

“​​I buckle up, because I’ve got a lot more I want to do in life.” - Tucker, Lewiston

Your adventure is just beginning.

Whether you’re hanging with friends, heading out on a first date or on your way back home to see family, buckling up will help you get there.

It’s the most important belt you’ll ever wear

Percentage of Idahoans who wear their seat belts
85%
Percentage of motor vehicle occupants killed in 2018 were not belted
63%
Percentage of unrestrained fatalities happened on rural roads
82%
If wearing a seat belt, you’re 50 percent less likely to suffer a fatal or serious injury from a traffic crash
50%

Here in Idaho, we do things a little differently. Take it from Dallas Cowboys star defensive player, and Idaho native, Leighton Vander Esch.

Idaho native Leighton Vander Esch has quite a story. He grew up in Riggins, where he played eight-man football for Salmon River High School. After winning a couple state championships and graduating, Leighton headed south to Boise. After just a couple seasons on the blue turf, he went from walk-on to defensive player of the year – making him one of the top prospects in college football. Not long after that, Dallas came calling and the rest is history.

Leighton’s hard work and rules to live by have gotten him to where he is today. He has many rules he follows—Stay humble. Work hard. Always wear a shirt when frying bacon. But the most important rule Leighton lives by is always “Buckle up.” Because he knows that seat belts save lives—seatbelts increase your odds of survival by nearly 50%.
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We all have more we want to do.

Leighton also learned in Riggins that the more a community comes together, the better life is for all of us. He and his neighbors look out for one another and help each other where they can, whether it’s lending a hand on the ranch or bringing soup when someone isn’t feeling well. Leighton’s town taught him that it’s the rules we choose to live by that make all the difference.

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