Educating NYS to buckle up

By Keith Zubrow
By Anna Norris

Educating NYS to buckle up

July 10, 2014 Updated Jul 10, 2014 at 3:54 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) New York officials are turning to education to reduce the number of motor vehicle fatalities across the state.

New York State Police announced Thursday they are teaming up with the Parks and Recreation Department in a new campaign to ensure that everyone is buckling up on state-owned land.

According to state police, more than 200 people killed in car accidents in New York last year were not wearing their seat belt.

Together, the agencies said they hope to reduce the number of fatalities by highlighting the importance of bucking up.

Officials also said they plan to stress the importance of both using car seats and staying buckled up while driving through state parks.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration said car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages one to 13.

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