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Sacramento County Students Conducting Seatbelt Survey

“Click It Challenge” to Raise Awareness and Promote Seat Belt Use Among Teens and Adults

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Drivers and their passengers passing through local campuses for the next few weeks beware: students will be watching to make sure you are obeying the law.

During the month of April, students from 22 Sacramento County high schools and middle schools will survey drivers on school grounds as part of the "Click It Challenge". The friendly competition between schools is designed to raise awareness and promote seat belt use among students and adults both on and off school grounds.

The student-led project is a cooperation involving the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), Friday Night LIVE/Club LIVE and the California Office of Traffic Safety.

Observation teams of students will conduct one announced and two unannounced seat belt surveys as students and adults either arrive on campus or leave campus. The schools with the highest percentage of increased seat belt usage will be the winners. Campaign winners will be announced at the annual Friday Night LIVE/Club LIVE Mentoring Appreciation Event to be held May 8, 2008.

For more information on the "Click It Challenge," contact Joelle Orrock, Coordinator, Friday Night Live/Club Live: (916) 228-2418.

Seat Belt Use Facts

  • Drivers between 16 and 20 years of age have the highest fatality rate in motor vehicle accidents than any other age group.
  • In 2005, 55% of those killed in passenger vehicles were not using seat belts.
  • In California, 8.9%, or 3 million people, fail to use seat belts.
  • Motorists can increase seat belt usage by example and verbal reminders. Nine out of ten people buckle up when asked.
  • Seat belts are estimated to save over 9,500 lives each year.

(Source: California Office of Traffic Safety)

Participating Sacramento County Area Districts and Schools

Elk Grove USD:

  • Elk Grove High School
  • Monterey Trail High School
  • Edward Harris Middle School
  • James Rutter Middle School
  • Toby Johnson Middle School
  • Joseph Kerr Middle School
  • T.R. Smedberg Middle School
  • Katherine Albiani Middle School
  • Calvine High School
  • Daylor High School

San Juan USD:

  • San Juan High School
  • Mira Loma High School
  • Encina High School
  • Bella Vista High School
  • Del Campo High School
  • Rio Americano High School
  • El Camino High School

Folsom Cordova USD:

  • Cordova High School
  • Mills Middle School
  • Mitchell Middle School

Natomas USD:

  • Inderkum High School

Sacramento City USD:

  • Hiram Johnson High School