Days of ’47 Rodeo – Buckle up, Broncos!
As Utahns prepare to celebrate the founding of our state with the Days of ’47 celebrations, the Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement will bring seat belt messages to the rodeo ring.
Throughout the Days of ’47 Komatsu Equipment Rodeo—July 19-23—western-themed safety messages (Don’t Get Bucked Off…Buckle Up and Life Ain’t No 8 Second Ride…Buckle Up) will be visible on printed and digital signage around the rodeo venue to remind all attendees of the importance of seatbelt use.
In 2015, there were 276 fatalities on Utah roads, with 86 attributed to unbuckled motorists. Seat belts reduce the risk of serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about 50%.
Everyone needs to buckle up, every trip, every time, for themselves and their loved ones. While seat belt restraint isn’t required for a rodeo cowboy on his eight-second bronc ride, it’s crucial for anyone getting into any vehicle. No one plans on crashing. Take the simple, small step of buckling up and it can mean the difference between life and death.
It’s the Law
Effective May, 12th 2015, Utah’s seat belt law became a primary law. With this in place, law enforcement can stop any unbuckled Utah driver.
For more information about Utah’s ongoing community-based seat belt safety efforts, visit clickitutah.org.