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Monmouth United Students, Teacher Get Seat Belt Safety Award

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Last year, 996 people died in car accidents in Illinois. 

State police say two Monmouth United students and their driver's education teacher could have been part of a tragic statistic when two months ago, while on the road for class, another car crossed the center line and caused a head on collision.

They only suffered minor injuries because all three made the choice to wear their seat belts.

Police are giving them an award for seat belt safety, saying  it makes them good role models for other students --

"This is a way to recognize individuals for doing the right thing," said Illinois State Trooper, Dan Hill. "Following the law, being safe, and doing what they're supposed to do."

Illinois State Police gave out only six awards for seat belt safety during 2013. Three of the awards went to the two students and their teacher at Monmouth United.


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