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Three Seconds to Save a Life

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Posted at 11:15 AM, Oct 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-01 07:35:15-04

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) - If you heard there was something you could do in less than three seconds that could potentially save your life, wouldn't you do it?

Well, an event in Thomasville, Georgia, is not only reminding residents that wearing your seat belt in a vehicle can save your life but showing how little time it takes through a health competition.

Seven different agencies including the Thomasville Police Department, Thomasville Fire Department, the Georgia State Patrol, the Thomas County Sheriff's Office, the Thomas County Fire Department, Thomas County EMS and the Thomas County 911 dispatchers will be competing to see what organization get put on their seat belts the fastest.

Teams of four will be seated inside a vehicle with their seat belts buckled and when a timer starts, they will jump out and run to the next seat to buckle up again. The process will continue until they are back in their original seat. When they are running to the next seat, they are not allowed to touch any part of the car.

The goal is to raise awareness among drivers of all ages but especially young drivers and kids that it doesn't take a lot of time to fasten their seat belt.

The event beings at 3:30pm on Wednesday, October 2nd, at the Remington Ball Park in Thomasville. There will also be activities scheduled at Thomasville High School, The Scholars Academy and McIntyre Park Middle School.

If you would like to learn more about the event you can call 229-227-4164.