CASPER, Wyo. — Injury Prevention Resources would like to remind Wyoming citizens to drive safely and in order to help spread awareness they released a new Virtual Traffic Safety video detailing a 2015 crash that resulted in a Wyoming state trooper being injured.
Wyoming Highway Patrolman Rodney Miears was traveling east on U.S. 14-16-20 near Wapiti when he was struck by a semi-truck traveling in the opposite direction and attempting to make a left turn.
He escaped without any broken bones and is likely alive today due to being strapped in at the time of the crash. The advice he gives to Wyoming drivers is, “if you are driving make sure to wear your seat belt, because seat belts truly do save lives and please, don’t drive distracted.”
Miears’ crashed vehicle is now transported around the state to emphasize the importance of wearing seat belts as well as the ability they have to help save lives.
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In addition to sharing the story of trooper Miears and launching their new traffic safety videos, Injury Prevention Resources is also giving away a free 55′ Samsung Smart TV. For a chance to win, entrants must complete a brief survey.
You can watch the Virtual Traffic Safety video and take the survey below
The Official Contest Rules can be found here
- In 2019, 147 people were killed on Wyoming roads
- Wyoming is routinely in the top 3 states in the nation for roadway fatalities
- 61% of people who died in automobile accidents in the most rural parts of the country were not wearing a seatbelt
- 3 million people are injured every year in nonfatal motor vehicle crashes