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Endicott students receive ‘crash course’ on seat belt safety

ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Students in Endicott got a lesson in safe driving as part of National Teen Driver Safety Week.

New York State Police led activities demonstrating the importance of seat belt use at Union-Endicott High School on Thursday. The first, “Battle of the Belts,” showed students that buckling up their seat belt only takes a second.

The “Seat Belt Convincer” simulated the force generated by a low-speed collision.

“Definitely wear your seat belt because there’s no reason not to,” said Union-Endicott High School senior Jessica Tiberi. “It doesn’t hurt to wear it, and always follow the law when you’re driving.”

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States and seat belt use is the lowest among teen drivers.

David Hermanovitch

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