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Teens are no longer buckling up experts say

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A survey from Safe Kids Worldwide finds that whether they forget, or they just don't want to wrinkle their clothes, it's alarming how many teens are not buckling up.  

 "In almost half of those cases, the teens were not buckled up. We're talking about drivers as well as passengers," says Kate Carr, President and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide.

About 2,500 teenagers die each year in car accidents.  In fact, more teens die in car crashes than from any other cause, yet this survey of a thousand teens found that ¼ of them said they didn't buckle up every time for a variety of reasons, often just because they weren't going that far.        

One other note and you can come to your own conclusion, but the kids who did not buckle up, often said their moms and dads didn't buckle either.

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