Ky. Office of Highway Safety holds rollover simulation at Hebron - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Ky. Office of Highway Safety holds rollover simulation at Hebron Middle School

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Bodies were tossed out of a rolling car while students watched on Tuesday -- but it wasn't what you think. It was designed to be a life-saving lesson on the importance of wearing seat belts.

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety took its rollover simulator to Hebron Middle School.

Two life-sized dummies that were buckled in stayed in their seats, but the dummies that weren't strapped in were thrown out and slammed to the ground.

"Some are surprised, some think it's funny and some, it kind of scares them a bit," said program coordinator Jeff Daniel. "If it scares them into wearing their seat belt, that's okay with me."

Of the 188 people killed in crashes on Kentucky roads so far this year, half were not wearing seat belts.

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