(Bucyrus) – Shelby resident Nicholas J. Teglovic joined Ohio’s “Saved by the Belt” Club today after his safety belt saved him from sustaining life-threatening injuries. The incident occurred on County Road 49 in Crawford County on September 28.
On October 30, Lieutenant Scott C. Rike, Bucyrus Post, presented him with a “Saved by the Belt” certificate signed by Ohio Department of Public Safety Director Thomas J. Stickrath and Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Patrol superintendent.
“Nicholas is a living testimony to the effectiveness of safety belts,” Lieutenant Rike said. “Everyone needs to buckle up every trip, every time.”
In 2018, 419 people were killed in traffic crashes where a safety belt was available, but not in use.
The “Saved by the Belt” Club is a joint effort by the Ohio Department of Public Safety and more than 400 Ohio law enforcement agencies. This club is designed to recognize people who have benefited from their decision to wear safety belts.
Nicholas also received a “Saved by the Belt” license plate bracket.