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Lincoln, NE-- As of Sep. 2013 there has been 172 fatal car crashes.
Within that number, 61 were rollovers, and 51 were not wearing seat belts.
"You look in the paper and see this happen all the time. It's too bad, until it happens to you," said Kirk Down who lost his son 5-years-ago.
Scotty Down's parents say that he always wore his seat belt, in fact it was a habit that other kids at school would tease him about. On Nov. 27, 2007, it was the one day he didn't. Scotty got into an accident, was thrown out of the car, and was killed instantly.
Now, Kirk and his wife, Kathy is preparing themselves for their youngest son Noah to drive.
"He's driving a lot with us to get experience as much as he can. We rarely drive when he's around," said Kathy.
They are partnering with State Farm Insurance to Celebrate My Drive to bring awareness to safe driving.
State Farm Agent, Rick Self said, "The idea is to get the community rallying around young people and encourage them to make great decisions behind the wheel."
But some people argue that teens don't listen or pay attention.
"Teens feel invincible and it won't happen to them or that someone made a dumb mistake, and that it won't happen to them," said Kirk.
Noah Down who attended the Celebrate My Ride assembly says that his classmates will learn from this, and from his family's experience.
"It will make them aware and cut down accidents, fatalities, and that no other families have to go through," said Kathy.