To the editor:
My son attends Wagram Primary School. Each day as I dropped him off for school, he would be wearing his seatbelt and every afternoon I would prompt him to put his seatbelt on before we could move forward. I take my childs’ safety very seriously and I could only wish that most of the other parents would as well. It is very disturbing that an employee of Wagram School said, “only 1 in 10 kids are buckled in before they pull out of this parking lot”. Then he commended me for buckling my child up everyday. I see small kids riding in the front seats of vehicles all over town, babys hanging out of windows or bouncing around the back seats, and in some cases there are more kids in the vehicle than seatbelts allow for. In my opinion, Scotland County needs to crack down on this issue. I have heard instances of two people from my own neighborhood say that they have been stopped and their kids weren’t wearing a seatbelt and they were giving a warning only. They wer e lucky and I can only hope that any kid riding in a vehicle improperly restrained will be so lucky in the event of an accident.