After accident, Nixon encourages seat belt use
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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.
“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.”