|Over 100 high school students visit with the legislators at the Capitol during the SAFE Day at the Capitol.|
Students met with state representatives and shared how their local SAFE program has benefited their communities.
According to the organization's website, SAFE is peer-to-peer program located in 142 schools across 62 counties in Kansas. Students educate their peers and classmates on traffic safety issues like distracted driving and impaired driving. They also encourage each other to buckle up every trip, every time.
In the nine years since the program was implemented, the seatbelt rate for teens 15-17 has increased 25 percent. Today, 86 percent of teens are using their seatbelts.
For more information on the SAFE program check out their website: