XENIA — The Greene County Safe Communities Coalition is conducting the annual Fall Seat Belt Challenge until Wednesday, Nov. 22 to raise awareness about the importance of seat belt use and to encourage students to buckle up every trip, every time.
In the weeks leading up to the Thanksgiving break, all nine local high schools – Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Cedarville, Fairborn, Greene County Career Center, Greeneview, Legacy Christian Academy, Xenia, and Yellow Springs – will be sharing announcements about the dangers of driving unbelted, statistics, and encouraging messages, with an unannounced seat belt observation held at the school. The high school with the highest percentage of students buckled as they leave the school grounds at the end of the observation day will win the challenge.
The winning school will receive $500 from the All State Foundation.
The last three challenges have seen Fairborn High School take away the prize with 100 percent compliance among their student body.
According to Jillian Drew, Safe Communities Coordinator for Greene County Public Health, “I am hoping that the other local high schools will give Fairborn a run for their money and step up their game this time! Too many of our friends and neighbors in Greene County have died this year in motor vehicle crashes, and the education has to start with our newest drivers.”
For more information on the Greene County Safe Communities Coalition, contact coordinator Jillian Drew at 937-374-5683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Story courtesy of Greene County Public Health.