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    Release Number: 17-016

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 18, 2017
    • Contact Person:
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    Battle of the Belts Awards Ceremony

    The competition was initiated in an effort to increase safety belt use among teenagers.
    • Wednesday
    • January 25, 2017
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Gaither High School
    • 16200 N. Dale Mabry Hwy
    • Lutz, Florida

    Participating Agencies:

    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    Hillsborough County Public Schools
    GEICO

    Details:

    On January 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., the Battle of the Belts Awards Ceremony will be held at Gaither High School.

    The Battle of the Belts initiative consists of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office working with Hillsborough County Public Schools and GEICO 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 2016 in which 25 Hillsborough County schools participated.

    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 Percentage of Seat Belt Compliance:
    1st: Wharton High School
    2nd: Bloomingdale High School & Gaither High School

     
    Most Improved:
    1st: Leto High School
    2nd: Riverview High School

     
    Best Poster:
    1st: Leto High School
    2nd: Jefferson High School

     
    Best PSA:
     
    1st: Gaither High School
    2nd: Plant City High School

     
    Best Overall Campaign:
    1st: Gaither High School
    2nd: Plant City High School
    3rd: Riverview High School
     
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