SADD club members promote seat belt campaign
Last Wednesday morning, student drivers were surprised by SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) club members handing out candy and treats to drivers and passengers wearing their seat belts.
It is reported that car accidents are the highest cause of death among teens, more than half of which were not wearing seat belts, which could have saved their lives. Teens are least likely to wear seatbelts even though they are proven to save many lives in the event of a crash. Passengers in the back seat are also less likely to buckle up their seatbelts. All passengers can be a hazard to themselves and others when not wearing seat belts, even those just riding in the backseat.
The St. Patrick SADD club provided incentives to students to wear their seat belts and to raise awareness to the dangers of not wearing a seat belt. According to the SADD website, the SADD club was founded to “empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them in their daily lives.” The SADD club continues to promote their cause through our country’s youth, who will then bring their knowledge out into the world and change it for the better.
The St. Patrick chapter of the SADD club chose their buckle up campaign to promote safer driving and protection and safety of each person. The campaign was a great way to encourage students to wear their seat belts.
Story by Cecilia Collins