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Seat Belt Challenge
Wissahickon High School 2nd Place & MVP
2014-2015 Seat Belt Challenge Winners
Pope John Paul II High School (92.9% usage rate) 1st Place
Teens are less likely to buckle up than other age groups. When coupled with an increased likelihood for teens to be involved in a crash, this can lead to tragic consequences.
When used correctly, seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injury to front seat passengers by 45% and the risk of moderate-to-critical injury by 50%.
The purpose of the challenge is to determine how many students driving to school are wearing seat belts (by conducting a counting survey during the fall), present these findings to the school and provide educational seminars, delivered by police officers, on the importance of safety while driving. Upon completion of the seminars, a follow up survey is conducted in the spring.
The school with the highest usage rate during the spring survey will receive our grand prize.
About Survival 101
Survival 101 is a dynamic and impactful multimedia presentation geared towards the middle and high school students. It covers unsafe driving practices and consequences, crash dynamics, and preventative safety measures. Each session is led by a police officer with first-hand knowledge of how seriously a crash can affect families, schools and communities. While somewhat graphic in nature, the program is a far cry from the gory drivers ed films of the past. 2013 Survival 101 is an officer’s personal recount of investigated youth crashes, tailor made for today’s teenagers, which includes such topics as Distracted Driving (with emphasis on cell phones and texting), Aggressive Driving and fatigue. The entire program lasts approximately 45-60 minutes.
1st Place Winner
2nd Place Winner