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NEW STUDY: 1 out of 4 Teens Don't Wear Seat Belts

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NATIONAL -- According to a recent study by Safe Kids Worldwide one in four teenagers report not wearing a seat belt.
But, the stats look a little better here in Springfield.

Of those 241 violations 18 were given to drivers ages 16 to 19. Many times teens cite driver's education classes as a reason they buckle up.

"They do a really good job of scaring you in driver's ed,, so I've always done it since I've started driving. It's just the thought of something happening," said Julia Throrne, a 17 year old driver.

The top reasons teens don't wear their seat belts, according to the study, are they weren't going far and they forgot.

The study also found that teens who don't wear seat belts are also more likely to text and drive.NEW STUDY: 1 out of 4 Teens Don't Wear Seat Belts


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