After accident, Nixon encourages seat belt use

Gov. Jay Nixon acknowledged Monday he wasn’t wearing a seat belt Jan. 7 when the Patrol’s Ford Crown Victoria he was riding in was hit from behind.

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“I should have been (wearing it),” the governor told reporters Monday afternoon. “I was in the back seat of the car and I was reaching down to reach my briefcase — which was on the other side of the back of the car — and I just did not, at that time, have the seat belt on.”


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