While Valerie Rowell's story in the Aug. 7 News-Times, "School officials want teens safe on roads," was informative, what caught my eye was the people in the red convertible for the photo accompanying the story. Neither the driver nor one of the backseat passengers were wearing seatbelts, and that's a crying shame.
When my stepson was 19, I had to call him at college and tell him his best friend was dead - thrown out of a car and rolled over by it, with no seat belt in use. That's what I mean by a crying shame!
(Someone should) contact these teenagers and their families now, rather than making a call later that no one wants to make or hear.
Seat belts do save lives, all the time, and the wrinkle in your dress is not as bad as the wrinkle on your face from the windshield!
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