Wear your seatbelt for teen driver safety week

Teen Safety Week
Teen Safety Week(KFYR-TV)
Published: Oct. 14, 2022 at 6:02 PM CDT
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MINOT, N.D. (KMOT) - Teen Driver Safety week is approaching, October 16-22, and the North Dakota Department of Transportation, through Vision Zero, asks parents to talk to their teens about the importance of wearing a seatbelt.

Every driver in North Dakota can help meet the Vision Zero goal by wearing a seat belt at all times, transporting children in child passenger safety seats appropriate for the child, driving distraction-free, driving sober and obeying speed limits.

Seat belts are the most effective safety device to prevent death and injury in a motor vehicle crash. Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of injury-related deaths for North Dakota teens.

Vision Zero Coordinators are working in schools across North Dakota to reduce serious injuries and fatalities among teens by improving driving behaviors.