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Coalition Spotlight: Safe Kids Fayette
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The importance of seat belt usage is certainly something that every teen and even adult should take seriously. In collaboration with our partners at Teens in the Driver’s Seat® last semester students across the state had the opportunity to take part in the 6th annual Zero Crazy activity to increase seat belt use around their school campus. This past fall, students surveyed drivers within the community to gage frequency of use and encourage by way of safety messaging the need to fasten their seat belts. It should be no surprise that middle school students embraced the opportunity to observe their peers in action while high school students also enjoyed the experience.
Participating schools received incentives for completing their survey and activity. Additionally, Safe Kids Georgia was pleased to acknowledge two schools as activity winners. McIntosh High School in Peachtree City and Marion Co. Middle & High School in Marion Georgia were recipients of $250 awards to continue their teen safe driving advocacy. Recently, our Safe Kids Fayette Coalition Coordinator, Debbie Straight had the pleasure of meeting some of the hard-working teens and their Sponsor from McIntosh High School and presenting them with their award check.
Check out more information from the Zero Crazy Fall 2018 Seat Belt Results.
Now that we are at the start of the spring semester and approaching prom season, we invite you to bring traffic safety education to your high school or middle school. Register your school today to be a 2018-19 participant in this peer-to-peer safe driving program.
Send in your registration form now and begin planning outreach activities for your school! Check out all the details on starting Teens in the Driver Seat® at your school: Get Involved!