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Police Use Photo to Reinforce Importance of Seat Belt Safety

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Grand Prairie Police Department

Grand Prairie police used a scary image to reinforce the importance seat belt safety, sharing a photo Tuesday on social media of a car that was split in half during a crash.

In the photo, the back seat of a sedan is completely separated from the front half of the car. However, the women driving the car survived because she wore a seat belt, police said.

The crash happened Sunday around 9:45 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 161 and Pioneer Parkway, Grand Prairie police said.

Aside from safety, wearing a seat belt is the law, police added. The law applies to passengers in the back seat, as well as children, who must be in a safety or booster seat if they are younger than 8 years old unless they are taller than 4 feet, 9 inches tall.

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