Seat belt checks were held on Oct. 18, with 85 percent of drivers and riders wearing belts. On this day, 77 vehicles were checked.

Concerned SADD students at Versailles High School held a safe driving campaign.

To encourage their peers to buckle up, educational activities will be completed during Prevention Day and throughout the year. Posters and programs will be a part of the campaign.

Seat belt checks were held on Oct. 18, with 85 percent of drivers and riders wearing belts. On this day, 77 vehicles were checked. As a part of this campaign SADD youth completed a pre-and a post observational safety belt survey. For surveys, two observation locations will be used to check for seat belt use as students entered the school property prior to the start of the school day.

SADD sponsor Donna Chapman said "we are so proud of our youth taking the importance of seat belt use to heart. We hope that the use of seat belts will become a habit throughout their life making a huge difference in their safety."  

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for youth (15-20) in Missouri, accounting for about 21 percent of fatal and disabling injury crashes during the last three years. Many factors-including inexperience, alcohol, speeding, cell phones, and other countless distractions contribute.