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Driver says seatbelt ad saved husband's life

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MDOT posted this award-winning seat belt ad to its Facebook page stating, it "is probably one of the most powerful ads ever developed." (Source: YouTube) MDOT posted this award-winning seat belt ad to its Facebook page stating, it "is probably one of the most powerful ads ever developed." (Source: YouTube)

The Mississippi Department of Transportation reports that two-thirds of people killed in car crashes each year are not wearing their seat belt.

As summer travel season begins, MDOT reminds everyone that simply buckling up is the single-most effective way to prevent injuries of death in motor vehicle crashes.

MDOT posted this award-winning seat belt ad to its Facebook page stating, it "is probably one of the most powerful ads ever developed." Transportation officials remind you to always wear your seat belt. (Mobile users copy & paste this link to view: http://bit.ly/11v6FAA)

The video has more than 16.8 million views, with comments from viewers supporting the effort and recognizing how affective the image is.

"I had my husband watch this video when it first came out and it impressed him so much he started wearing his seat belt every time he got in the car, something he hadn't done before. Today he was in a rollover accident going to work and as the highway patrol took him out of the mangled car they said if he hadn't been wearing his seat belt he would have surely died. Thank you for making this video...you saved his life," writes YouTube member jadecatgreen.

For information regarding MDOT's traffic safety education programs, please contact Christy Milbourne, MDOT Traffic Engineering Division, at (601) 359-1454.

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