WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WENY) – NASCAR driver Ross Chastain was in downtown Watkins Glen ast week promoting seat belt safety.
Chastain was at the Schuyler County courthouse reminding people to buckle up as part of the “Protect Your Mellon” campaign. He was signing autographs and posing with race fans.
He encouraged people to wear their seatbelts and drive safely.’
“As I continue to grow my career, programs like this is what got me here, and this is why I want to keep pushing this and keep promoting it,” said Chastain. “You know one click and two belts, it all makes it all worth it to try to remind people that and just use this platform to remind them.”
Data from the New York Department of Health shows that people who aren’t wearing seat belts are also five times more likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury.