In light of the horrific injuries suffered by an unbuckled New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, a reminder.
Always. Wear. Your. Seatbelt.
Here's a nice little essay on the topic, courtesy of Brad DeLong.
The opening paragraph:
Do you know how we can tell the difference between people who were wearing their seatbelts and those who weren’t, at the scene of an automobile accident? The ones who were wearing their seatbelts are standing around saying “This really sucks,” and the ones who weren’t are kinda just lying there.I recommend the whole thing.
If you have a strong stomach, watch this video about how unbuckled rear passengers can be a danger to others.