Officials with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety will be in Hopkinsville this week to educate students about wearing seat belts.
The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is traveling throughout the state and will be making a stop at Hopkinsville Middle School on Tuesday morning to showcase a rollover simulator.
Officials say the simulator demonstrates the importance of seat belts by showing what can happen to unbelted occupants in a rollover crash using life-size dummies.
Students will see how unbuckled dummies are ejected from the simulator as it rolls while buckled dummies remain restrained.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers as they are less likely to buckle up than any other age group.
According to the data, last year in Kentucky, over half of the teenagers on state roadways were not wearing seat belts.