Machine illustrates importance of seatbelt safety

Eureka, Ca., (KIEM) There was a new addition to the Fourth of July festivities in Old Town, Eureka this year. The Seatbelt Convincer, a machine that illustrates what a five to seven mile per hour collision feels like. The machine is also used to advocate the importance of seatbelt safety.

Brannan Toroni said he thinks this is important because he lost his bestfriend in a car collision.

“My bestfriend from kindergarten lost his life,” the teen said “just like that you can lose your life.”

The Seatbelt Convincer is owned by ‘Making Headway’ an organization in Eureka that helps assist individuals with brain injuries of all kind.