Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-024

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 23, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Battle Of The Belts Award Ceremony

    HCSO and Hillsborough County Schools work together to increase safety belt use by teenage drivers and passengers.
    • Thursday
    • January 26, 2012
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Blake High School
    • 1701 North Boulevard
    • Tampa, FL

    Battle Of The Belts Award Ceremony

    On January 26, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Battle of the Belts Awards Ceremony will be held at Blake High School.  Colonel Greg Brown Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and Superintendent Mary Ellen Elia Hillsborough County Schools will be on hand.  The keynote speaker will be Laura Marchetti.

    Details:

    The Battle of the Belts initiative consists of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office working with Hillsborough County Schools to increase safety belt use by teenage drivers and passengers. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Division sponsored a competition to promote the seat belt awareness campaign in December of 2011.

    Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for American teenagers. In fact, teens have the highest fatality rate in motor vehicle crashes than any other age group. They have the lowest safety belt use rates of all drivers. This rate is even lower when there are multiple teens in the vehicle.

    The competition was initiated in an effort to change these statistics and increase safety belt use among teenagers.

    Award Winners:

    Highest Percent:
    • 2nd Place -Durant High School 99.3%
    • 1st Place – King High School 100 %

    Most Improved Percent :
    • 2nd Place – Tampa Bay Tech 22.6%
    • 1st Place – Spoto High School 32.8%

    Best PSA:
    • 3rd Place – Lennard High School
    • 2nd. Place – Durant High School
    • 1st Place – Blake High School

    Best Poster:
    • Special Merit – Blake High School
    • 2nd Place - Tampa Bay Tech
    • 1st Place – Armwood High School

    Best Overall Campaign:
    • 3rd Place – Spoto High School
    • 2nd Place – Lennard High School
    • 1st Place – Blake High School


       
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