The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has released a new public service announcement that simulates what it looks like to fall from a 12-story building and hit the sidewalk, which is similar to the impact you suffer if you are in a collision at 60 mph without a seat belt:
MnDot's seat belt enforcement program Buckle Up, Minnesota! runs May 21 - June 3. A record percentage of Minnesotans buckle up — 93 percent — yet each year more than half of the motorists killed in crashes aren’t belted, accounting for more than 150 deaths and more than 400 serious injuries annually. Tickets can cost you more than $100. Read MnDot's release.
KARE 11 recalls the groundbreaking research of University of Minnesota engineering professor James "Crash" Ryan, who dedicated much of his storied career to auto safety, and in 1957 shared it with a Today Show audience.