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