Lack of seat belt use continues to be a common denominator in fatal crashes in Wyoming.

According to data from the highway patrol, 35 vehicle occupants have died on Wyoming's highways so far this year, including a 4-year-old who was not in a child seat, a 17-year-old who was not properly buckled up, and 27 people who were not wearing a seat belt at all.

"That's just way too high," said Sgt. Jeremy Beck.

"(Buckling up is) one little thing that could possibly save your life," he added. "Why don't we do it?"

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seat belt use in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 14,955 lives in 2017.

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To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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