AUGUSTA COUNTY -- Fifteen teenagers died in three days in car crashes around the country this week. Students at a Valley high school worked in an effort to help people stay safe on the roads.
Students at Stuarts Draft High school work throughout the year to teach people about wearing a seat belt. Fifteen teenagers, four in Illinois, six in Ohio and five in Texas died this week in car accidents.
Speed and not wearing a seat belt were a factor in some of those accidents.
A student at the high school said it's sad to hear about so many teenagers dying this week.
“It could have been prevented if maybe they were wearing a seat belt. They could maybe still be alive. Seat belts do save lives, and they're not just there to make you uncomfortable or anything,” said Katie Huff, an officer with the Students Against Drunk Driving club at Stuarts Draft High School.
Students work with local businesses to spread the word about safe driving.
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