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MDOT MVA launches campaign aimed toward teen drivers

Posted at 5:55 PM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 17:55:37-04

BALTIMORE — Last year, more than 100 people died in crashes on Maryland roadways while not wearing a seat belt.

Correctly wearing a seat belt can reduce the risk of death by 45 percent. Seat belt use tends to be lower among teen drivers and crashes are the most common cause of death for people ages 5 through 24.

That's why the Department of Transportation MVA is launching a campaign aimed at teen drivers today. It's called "Seat Belts Look Good On You".

"What we are going to do starting tomorrow and continuing every third Friday of every month from the 2019 to 2020 school year, we are going to provide an MVA gift to every student who passes the driver road skills test," said Pete Rahn, Secretary of the Department of Transportation.

Students will receive a seatbelt scarf or a seatbelt tie.