I live in Greenfield with my husband and cat. I work full time. Frugality and simplicity have been a part of my life long before they became popular and it has made life a lot less stressful. I love volunteering, home improvement/decorating, crafting and gardening.
Before anyone gets smart about "their personal rights and lifestyle" regarding the use of seatbelts and helmets, this blog is FACT driven and MY OPINION. You, as an individual, can choose to use seatbelts and/or helmets as you wish. And, yes, I realize the use of seatbelts is a law. I use mine all the time.
I work as a Claims Representative and process death claims and disability claims each and every day. I read autopsies and police reports. I have read about single vehicle wrecks that involve people who did not wear their seatbelts who were tossed out of the car they were in, thrown into another lane of traffic and hit by oncoming vehicles. Not much left. The same goes for individuals who did not wear helmets while riding motorcycles or bicycles....brain damage resulting in a lifetime disability and/or death.
I know we all have choices. I also know that I have spoken to many, many people who have lost loved ones because of situations such as this. These are the people who are suffering. Keep your loved ones in mind when making your choices. How will their lives change because of your choices?
Also, I still notice adults who do not strap children into car seats or seatbelts, depending upon the ages. Please take the extra few minutes it takes to do this.
Keep this a happy summer for you and your family.