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At high school presentation police demonstrate importance of seat belts

 

Cars are the most dangerous weapons encountered on a daily basis.

The Sidney and Scottsbluff Police Departments teamed up to conduct a seminar at Sidney High School on Tuesday to educate students on the dangers of not buckling up.

“Airbags are engineered to work with seatbelts, not by themselves,” Officer Chuck Elley told students. The airbag deploys at 200 miles per hour and causes a body not restrained by a seatbelt to pinball around the car. This action renders the person helpless and vulnerable to severe injury inside the car.

They can even cause harm to other passengers.

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