That’s what the sign told me as I passed into Elbert County, Georgia this afternoon.
It also mentioned that the highest they’d achieved was 97%.
My first question was: “How do they know?”
Then I thought better of that and realized it doesn’t matter.
The bigger question was the one that the driver that doesn’t have his seat belt on asks himself:
“Am I the kind of person that wants to be in the minority of people wearing their seat belt?”
Likely, knowing that 93% of his friends are wearing theirs, peer pressure sets in.
That’s what makes the next line about 97% being the best they’ve done because it also leaves room for improvement.
“We are going to get to 100% one of these days…”
No, you won’t.
Because I bet if I come back in a few months, the sign will still read 93% and 97%…because the numbers don’t matter, the story does.
BTW, why did I know it was a man?
Because on the whole, women are more likely than men to wear seat belts at all times…in 89.6% of the cases.