Teens get an eyeful on the road to a license

Published: Apr. 22, 2018 at 9:08 AM CDT
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Some metro teens on the road to a driver’s license have some eye-opening information to sift through before getting behind the wheel.

A lesson on airbags wasn't the only thing the group learned during their all-day safe driving class.

Jayden Emery, 16, was among those on hand for the Cornhusker Driving School demonstration and he said, “It's really going to make me wear a seat belt when I get into a car. I think it helps a lot but not many people are educated about this type of stuff.”

This “type of stuff” id more specifically defined as what happens in a rollover crash when you aren’t wearing a seatbelt.

Anna Venditte is an instructor who encourages hands-on education. Most of the students were participating as a condition of getting their license.

Venditte said, “Seeing this visually, you can tell them 'Oh, you'll be ejected,' but visually seeing a mannequin getting ejected from the vehicle hits home a little.”

Students were also taught what to do should they find themselves in a locked trunk and how to get out, to take responsibility for their own actions and use those seat belts.

“We really have to reiterate to the students, it is a secondary offense. Unfortunately when some people hear that they think since it's not a primary law it must not be important.”

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