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S.A.F.E.: Seatbelts Are For Everyone.

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May 25 2000 - S.A.F.E.: Seatbelts Are For Everyone.

This simple message was placed on stickers by the Durfee High School student government members and distributed before school and at basketball games during the month of February.

In order to promote seatbelts in their school, the students also made TV and Radio announcements, passed out fliers and pamphlets, sponsored a poster contest and even named Feb. 17 an annual Safe Day at Durfee. In return, the New England Police Chiefs picked the school to be the winner of a contest among high schools in the region to create a program emphasizing the importance of buckling up.

According to the data gathered by the students, 90 percent of high-schoolers think seat belts save lives, but 65 percent don’t wear them. Seventy percent said they felt uncomfortable wearing seat belts around their friends, and 80 percent knew someone who was killed or seriously injured in an accident when they weren’t wearing a seat belt. Seventy-five percent of those surveyed said enforcement was more effective than education.

These survey results are in line with what public-safety officials have found statewide. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among youth in Massachusetts, where only one out of two youths wear seat belts.

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