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Students organize life-saving driving campaign

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Students will be able to see firsthand the consequences of not wearing a seat belt and impaired driving. (Source: WECT) Students will be able to see firsthand the consequences of not wearing a seat belt and impaired driving. (Source: WECT)
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

Car crashes remain the number one cause of death for adolescents. So, the Laney High School Sports & Entertaining Marketing II Class and SAVE Club have dedicated a week to creating awareness for local young drivers.

Working with State Farm Project Ignition, National Youth Leadership Conference Grant and StreetSafe Life Saving Driving, the week will include various in-school events.

Starting at 2 p.m. on May 8, Laney High School will host the 5th annual Slam Jam event.

It is a social norms campaign to raise awareness of the effects of distracted driving and seatbelt use.

There will be two seat belt convincers that simulate the impact of an 8 MPH crash without a seat belt, as well as a fatal vision golf cart course.

Students will be able to see firsthand the consequences of not wearing a seat belt and impaired driving.

The student/faculty Slam Jam basketball game is at 4 p.m.

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