I have posted on this before. If you are a cop (or even if you aren’t), please lord wear your seatbelt. I just spent some time with the family of an officer killed in a crash. I frankly don’t know – or want to know – whether he was buckled up. It doesn’t matter now. What does matter is that no one I have been partnered with (thank goodness) has been killed by gunfire, knife wounds, or a fight. I have lost count of colleagues killed in traffic accidents.
I have heard the tactical arguments. I have thought about how long it takes to get out of the car and start shooting. I have tried various methods of taking off the belt in a hurry. In the balance, I would rather live. And you live by having your seatbelt on. Period.
Put on your seatbelt.