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The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
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A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
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The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
April 26, 2004
Thomasville - It's the end of the school day, and students practically run out of the doors of Thomas County Central High School. So fast that when they get to their cars, they sometimes forget to buckle up.
Dexter Jones says, "Half of the time, I'm in a rush, and I just get in the car. Sometimes I just forget."
But forgetting or choosing not to buckle up has resulted in about 15 deaths this year. More than half of those deaths were teenagers.
Mike Press knows he could have been one of those statistics. He was in a wreck on Wednesday. Press says, "Seatbelt probably saved my life. Without it I probably would have been ejected from the vehicle."
But he wasn't, and although he has some bruises, he's glad to be alive. He credits his parents with that. "My parents never let me go anywhere without having my seatbelt on," he says.
And Mike says other teens should make sure to buckle up also. He says, "You never know what's going to happen, there's always something that could go wrong."
So before he leaves, he sends out a safety warning, "Put the seatbelt on!" A warning he hopes will save lives.
In addition to seatbelts being a safe choice, they're also required by law, unless you drive a pickup truck.