Seat Belts Are YOUR Safety Equipment. Always Buckle Up.
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The 2018 “Save Your Tailgate, Buckle Up & Slow Down” Campaign was a great success! The fun took place September 24 – October 19 and there were two campaign periods to accommodate all schools. Period 1 kicked off September September 24 and ended on October 12. Period 2 kicked off on October 1 and ended on October 19.
Seat belts are the most effective tool in preventing injuries and death in motor vehicle crashes. Just as football players would never step on the field without wearing a helmet, drivers and passengers should never get into a vehicle without wearing a seat belt. The Save Your Tailgate, Buckle Up Challenge is designed to influence all youth and teens to form a life-long buckle up habit by reminding them that seat belts are critical safety equipment for every driver and passenger.
In addition to promoting seat belt use, encouraging young drivers to slow down and obey posted speed limits is another critical component to reducing young driver-related crashes, injuries and fatalities. In Virginia, speeding is a key factor in all fatal crashes involving a young driver. Approximately half of all fatal teen crashes are the result of excessive speed. High schools were encouraged to make speed prevention a central focus of the 2018 campaign.
2018 Campaign Guides and Resources:
Letter to Program Sponsor | High School & Youth Group Campaign Packet |Middle School & Youth Group Campaign Packet
Quick & Simple Sheet for High Schools & Youth Groups | Quick & Simple Sheet for Middle Schools & Youth Groups
Step 1: Complete the Campaign Final Report
Step 2: If your school our youth group completed seat belt checks, complete the following reports:
•SYT Pre- Seat Belt Check Results
•SYT Post- Seat Belt Check Results
Step 3: Submit your campaign pictures, videos, etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, please indicate on our final report how you will be submitting pictures, videos, etc. to YOVASO.
For questions about the campaign, please contact Casey Taylor.