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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-013 (14-437)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 9, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Battle of the Belts Awards Ceremony

    The Battle of the Belts Awards Ceremony will be held January 28.
    • Wednesday
    • January 28, 2015
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Steinbrenner High School
    • 5575 W Lutz Lake Fern Road
    • Lutz

    Battle of the Belts Awards Ceremony:

    On January 28, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., the Battle of the Belts Awards Ceremony will be held at Steinbrenner 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 2014 in which 26 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: Steinbrenner High School

    Most Improved:
    1st: Strawberry Crest High School
    2nd: Armwood High School

    Best Poster:
    1st: Steinbrenner High School
    2nd: Newsome High School
    3rd: Hillsborough High School

    Best PSA:
    1st: Riverview High School
    2nd: Tampa Bay Tech High School
    3rd: Chamberlain High School

    Best Overall Campaign:
    1st: Steinbrenner High School
    2nd: Riverview High School
    3rd: Durant High School
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