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Having a teen, parent driving contract could prevent crashes

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Car crashes happen all the time, but having a driving contract with your kids could help minimize that risk.

Scottsbluff State Patrol sees a lot of car crashes every year.

Trooper Chuck Elley says the rollover crash is the most common in the Panhandle and causes the most fatalities.

Elley says a lot of these fatalities are the result of not wearing a seatbelt.

Elley says it's a good idea for parents to teach their teens to be responsible early on.

A contract regarding seatbelt use, texting while driving, drinking and driving - Could save a teen's life.

"A study from highway safety tells us, that if everybody wore their seatbelt, our fatality rate would drop by a minimum of 50%, and also seatbelts keep you inside the vehicle."

Elley says a lot of people don't realize teaching kids to wear their seatbelt starts with the parent's habits.

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