Candlelight vigil raises awareness on seatbelt safety
Parents of teens killed in car crashes spoke at a candlelight vigil Saturday at UNLV to encourage young people to wear their seatbelts. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Parents of teens killed in car crashes spoke at a candlelight vigil Saturday at UNLV to encourage young people to wear their seatbelts.
Statistics show drivers between the age of 20 and 24 are the deadliest drivers in the state, and they are least likely to be buckled up.
The Choral Group at Las Vegas Academy came to sing at the teen driver safety event, but they ended up receiving a life lesson on the power of seatbelts. One by one, parents shared their stories of heartbreak and loss.
The event was held on the UNLV campus in remembrance of Johnny Castiblanco, a young man killed in a Henderson car crash in February, who was found not wearing his seatbelt.
Still struggling with the loss of her son, Doris Castiblanco is urging parents to speak to their children about using seatbelts before its too late.
Teens at the event were asked to sign a banner, pledging to buckle up on every trip, before blowing out their candles making a wish that we all stay safer on our roadways.