Number One Killer of Teens Focus of Mondays Event the Media are Invited

Safe Kids Fargo/Moorhead and Gateway Chevrolet are teaming up to target the number one killer of teens - motor vehicle accidents. On Monday, Sept. 22, from 7-8:30 p.m., safety experts will show a West Fargo Boy Scouts (Troop #232) teens and pre-teens and their parents the importance of knowing how to stay safe in the car. The event will be held at Westside School, 945 7th Ave. W., West Fargo.

Safe Kids Fargo/Moorhead and Gateway Chevrolet are teaming up to target the number one killer of teens – motor vehicle accidents. On Monday, Sept. 22, from 7-8:30 p.m., safety experts will show a West Fargo Boy Scouts (Troop #232) teens and pre-teens and their parents the importance of knowing how to stay safe in the car. The event will be held at Westside School, 945 7th Ave. W., West Fargo.

"We've had a lot of success in getting parents and smaller children to make it a priority to buckle up," said Bobbi Paper, coordinator of Safe Kids Fargo/Moorhead. "But when children get older they tend to stop wearing their seatbelts and no longer sit in the back seat - which greatly increases their risk of being seriously injured in a crash."

The event will stress the importance of car safety through both instruction and demonstration. At 7:05 p.m., an outdoor presentation, weather permitting, will offer teens and parents some hands-on activities that teach the importance of seat belt use. At 8:05 p.m., safety experts will show teens how air bags work and some On-Star features that can help them if a crash occurs.

For more information about Safe Kids, visit safekids.org.