Besides the fact that no one should be telling you to buckle your child up, wrecks tend to happen when you are close to home.
A few years ago, I had just gotten off of work and I turned on the street to go home and decided that I wanted a bag of chips from the store. I was only 2 to 3 minutes from home. On the way home, there was a light that was red at the time. The light turned green so I am assuming that the person in front of me would be gone by the time I made it to the light. But he was still there at the light after it was green and by the time I realized he was still there when nothing was in front of him, I had to swerve to keep from hitting him, still hit him and the force from hitting him knocked me over the median into oncoming traffic and I had a sign come through my windshield on my side of my car. My windshield was one of those shatter in one piece windshields.
The only reason why no one else was hurt or killed was bc there was another intersection at the other end and the light in that direction was still red. By the time I had gotten over the shock, traffic was backed up and I was being put on a stretcher.. and the neighbors that had seen it happen were over there asking if I was ok as I was being wheeled off to the ambulance. The person I had still managed to hit while trying to keep from hitting even came to the hospital to see if i was ok.
And I was wearing my seat belt btw. I always wear it. Everyone in my family always wore their seat belts. Point is that just because you are close to home is no excuse for not buckling that baby up properly. Just buckle the baby up properly. Pretending to do that is too much energy wasted when you could have just done it for real and been done with it. You're taking too much of a chance by not doing it.
Since you are the only black person in the town, don't give the police or anyone else a reason to be watching you.