Students want seatbelt law
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Students want seatbelt law

Date: March 6, 2007
By: Hillari Duthoo
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Students lobbied Tuesday to make wearing a seatbelt mandatory while driving. Hillari Duthoo (DOO-thoh) has more from the state Capitol. RunTime:
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When you think of teens and driving, you might not picture them having a positive attitude towards seatbelts. 

One group of high schoolers from Ava is passionate about a bill that would require the use of seatbelts because one of their classmates died in a car crash, only, he was wearing one.

Even still, Allana Englehardt says she's known several classmates who were killed because they weren't buckled up.

 

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Description: "Mandy was on her way home after she had been out really late one night came around a corner and just missed the corner and she went flying out of the car.  Mia was with a drunk driver and he came around the corner and she flew out of the car and she had a two year old baby."

 
 
Supporters of bill say upgrading seatbelt enforcement to primary status would lower traffic deaths and injuries and their costs.
 
From the state Capitol, I'm Hillari Duthoo.