Incentives aim to make seat belt safety click

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According to The Topeka Capital Journal, Safe Kids Kansas, State Farm, and the Kansas Department of Transportation are encouraging families to buckle up and drive safely.From Aug. 24 to Sept. 6, Bucks for Buckles is taking place in 43 cities across Kansas, including Topeka. Dollar bills are being distributed by local volunteers to drivers who have all occupants buckled up securely in their vehicle.

Those riding unrestrained will receive educational materials about the effectiveness of of seat  belts and child safety seats in saving lives and reducing injuries.

An average of 92 people die each day in motor vehicle crashes nationally , which equates to one death every 16 seconds.

 

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