The 2016 “Save Your Tailgate, Buckle Up” Campaign was a huge success! Seventy-two schools participated in the campaign which took place September 19 through October 14. Among the schools that completed the 2016 campaign, seat belt use increased an average of 8.2 percent from pre-campaign to post-campaign.
2016 High School Winners:
1st Place Winner: Stuarts Draft High School, Augusta County
2nd Place: Liberty High School, Bedford County
3rd Place: Turner Ashby High School, Rockingham County
2016 Middle School Winners:
1st Place Winner: Dixon-Smith Middle School
2nd Place: A.G. Wright Middle School
3rd Place: Central Academy Middle School, Botetourt County
SYT is a competition between participating Virginia schools to increase safety belt educational and awareness activities at middle and high school levels and to increase overall seat belt use among teenagers. The goal is to help students form a life-long, buckle-up habit! As always, schools that do not wish to compete may participate without competing!
Please refer to the media release for more details.