Seat Belts Are YOUR Safety Equipment. Always Buckle Up.
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Registration is now open for the 2019 “Save Your Tailgate, Buckle Up & Slow Down” Campaign! This year’s campaign will kick off September 23 and continue through October 25, 2019, one week longer than previous years! This extension will give schools and youth groups the option to conduct campaign activities during National Teen Driver Safety Week, which is October 20-26, 2019.
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 2019 campaign.
2019 Campaign Guides and Resources:
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 email@example.com. Otherwise, please indicate on our final report how you will be submitting pictures, videos, etc. to YOVASO.
For questions, contact the campaign coordinator, Kendall Lythgoe by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Mary King, YOVASO Program Manager by phone (804-461-0396) or email at email@example.com.