In Alabama, Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with the Alabama State Troopers to promote good seatbelt practices. The primary goal out of the awareness campaign is to get drivers buckle up no matter the distance of their drive – many people don’t put their seatbelt on for quick trips.
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The Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa County is teaming up with Alabama State Troopers to promote seatbelt safety awareness.
On Monday morning, ALEA used a special rollover simulator at the Vance Mercedes Plant to kick off the annual Safety Awareness Week. Trooper Reginald King says that using the simulator as a visual aide is important to show how deadly it can be when motorists don’t buckle up behind the wheel.
“Well, hopefully, it will remind people to buckle up each and every time no matter how short the distance you travel. You want to take that extra 2 to 3 seconds to properly buckle that seatbelt,” King said.