State Seat Belt Safety Campaign Kicks Off at Durfee
-Photo by: Meaghan Aguiar
Principal Desmarais spoke about seat belt safety at the press
Durfee students and faculty, along with state officials and deceased Durfee Student, Hannah Raposo's grandparents, came together to speak on the importance of wearing a seat belt when in a motor vehicle.
The event took place outside of the Durfee main entrance as seniors stood around to listen to the important message being spread by Fall River's very own Mayor, Jasiel Correia; “Make sure you buckle up for you family, for your friends, for your mom, so that your beautiful lives, your short, short lives that you've lived so far, are not taken.”
|-Photo by Meaghan Aguiar|
State Representative Alan Silvia worked on passing
the seatbelt bill last year.
Prom was also brought up to warn those attending the event to be careful on such a busy night with so many cars on the road.
Senior students were reminded of the role they play in road safety and how they can continue to protect themselves every time they enter a vehicle.
Senior, Natasha Burgo was in attendance at the press conference and will remember the campaign’s slogan for years to come. “‘Love your Mom? Buckle up!’ will remind me to buckle up whenever I am in a car.” said Burgo.