Fourth graders at Boone Central School got the opportunity to take part in a safety demonstration with the Nebraska State Patrol this week. The students saw first-hand the importance of seatbelt use in vehicles, courtesy of the NSP's rollover simulator.
State Patrol spokesman Deb Collins says that, with the simulator, the kids can see first hand what happens to a driver if they are involved in a roll-over accident while not wearing a seatbelt.
The simulator is a device that demonstrates very visually what happens in a roll-over crash in which a vehicle is traveling just 30-miles an hour. Students witness dummies that are not buckled in come flying out of the simulator and when they are buckled in staying where they should stay.
The effort is part of the overall goal to reduce the potential of deadly accidents and bring education and awareness to the state's young people.