State Farm recently awarded the Salina Automotive Educational Museum with a $5,000 grant aimed at auto safety and seatbelt usage for the Salina area.
The grant helped The Garage purchase a seatbelt convincer to educate all drivers about the importance of seatbelt usage while driving.
“The support this State Farm grant has provided allows us to not only purchase the convincer, but to spread awareness about auto safety throughout our community. We care deeply about saving lives and seatbelts save lives. We are excited for this opportunity to share our mission,” said Matthew Miller-Wells, Director of Education for the Salina Automotive Educational Museum.
The Seat Belt Convincer is an easy-to-use educational tool that allows riders to experience force, up to five times their body weight, similar to that of a 5-10 mph crash. Riders can experience the convincer at local events.
“State Farm believes in the importance of auto safety and we are excited to be able to support this cause,” said State Farm agent Robert Pruett. “We support what The Garage is doing in the Salina area to educate the community about the importance of seatbelt use,” said State Farm agent Bary Martin.
The convincer was developed to educate the general public of how beneficial the use of seat belts can be even when involved in a low-speed collision. It is a very effective tool to promote the importance of seatbelt usage at all speeds.