Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL

  • This years Battle of the Belts contest was superb. All of the participating schools submitted entries that were well thought out and represented the importance of safety belt use in many different unique, clear, and relevant formats. Congratulations to all of our participants.

    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, along with the lowest safety belt use rates of all drivers. This rate is even lower when there are multiple teens in the vehicle.

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Hillsborough County School District to increase seat belt use in teen drivers and their passengers by promoting a campaign challenge.

    Eligibility is determined by participating in the Seatbelt Compliance Survey and participating in Seat Belt Safety Awareness events during the campaign period. Please see your School Resource Deputy/Officer for application guidelines.



    2014 Winners:

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS LISTED BELOW!!!

    *EACH SCHOOL CAN PARTICIPATE IN ANY CATEGORY, AND CAN WIN PRIZES IN MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY

    Best Overall Campaign
    • 1st Place: $1,000.00-Steinbrenner High School

    • 2nd Place: $500.00-Riverview High School
    • 3rd Place: $250.00-Durant High School
    Highest Percent Seat Belt Compliance
    • 1st Place: $700.00-Wharton High School

    • 2nd Place: $350.00-Steinbrenner High School

    Most Improved Percent Seat Belt Compliance

    • 1st Place: $300.00- Strawberry Crest High School
    • 2nd Place: $150.00-Armwood High School

    Best PSA

    • 1st Place: $500.00-Riverview High School
    • 2nd Place: $250.00-Tampa Bay Tech High School 
    • 3rd Place: $100.00-Chamberlain High School

    Best Poster

    • 1st Place: $350.00-Steinbrenner High School

    • 2nd Place: $200.00-Newsome High School
    • Special Merit: $100.00-Hillsborough High School

    Winning PSA's

    Winning Posters














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    Contacts for Battle of the Belts:

    For questions pertaining to the campaign guidelines, please contact the Community Outreach Division at 247-8072.
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