Sending A Message To Teenaged Drivers

For the second year in a row, troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol Troop A Headquarters-Omaha are taking their seat belt safety message to the football field.

The “Friday Night Lights” initiative is designed to help reduce fatality crashes involving teen drivers, by providing them with firsthand knowledge of what can happen when you don’t wear your seat belt and are involved in a crash.

Fans at high school football games may experience a ride in the Nebraska State Patrol Seat Belt Convincer and view a presentation of the Rollover Simulator, thanks in part to a grant from the Highway Safety Improvement Program. The Seat Belt Convincer allows riders to experience a low impact collision, demonstrating the importance of buckling up every time you get into a motor vehicle. The Rollover Simulator utilizes the body of a pickup truck mounted on an axis which spins, recreating what would happy in a rollover crash in which the vehicle was traveling up to 30 mph an hour.

The Cassgram reports that NSP will bring the simulators to the Louisville at Weeping Water game Thursday night (10/22).

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