GIT Seat Belt Challenge

2021-2022  Get It Together High School  Seat Belt Challenge

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For over 33 years, Drive Safe Hampton Roads has been recognized as a leader in the field of transportation safety and continues to serve as a resource for information and support at the local, state, and national levels. We are the oldest, continuous traffic safety coalition in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The origins Drive Safe Hampton Roads are rooted in CCATS – Concerned Citizens Advocating Traffic SafetyCCATS was a grassroots coalition whose goal was to increase involvement and awareness in traffic safety. In response to a needs assessment conducted by the Department of Motor Vehicle's Community-Based program in Virginia Beach, CCATS formed Monday, May 8, 1988.

In 1995, the Occupant Protection Committee determined that teens were a section of the population that would benefit from seat belt use intervention. The Get It Together Seat Belt Challenge is a way to impact students on a high school level. The challenge started with 10 Virginia Beach high schools in 1995. Peer-to-peer education is a proven successful practice in changing the behavior of safety seat belt use among teens. Now, this program is available across Hampton Roads, with invitations sent to fifty-two high schools each year. On average, between 20-35 schools actively participate each year, with materials shared with alternative education schools and private institutions.

Get It Together High School Seat Belt Challenge is a program led Drive Safe Hampton Roads and supported by other traffic safety groups. Local high schools compete to raise students' awareness of the importance of wearing seat belts every time they ride in a vehicle. Drive Safe Hampton Roads is hosting the 2021-2022 Get It Together High School Seat Belt Challenge, beginning October 20, 2021, through February 11, 2022. 

We welcome 18 schools participating in this year's Challenge: Bayside High School, Bruton High School, Churchland High School, Hampton High School, Indian River High School, Kellam High School, Kempsville High School, King's Fork High School, Landstown High School, Manor High School, Norview High School, Poquoson High School, Salem High School, Tabb High School, Warhill High School, Warwick High School, Windsor High School, and York High School. The Kick-Off will be held virtually on October 20, 2021.

Below are resources you can access to help Get It Together and Buckle Up! You can also get relevant videos from Drive Safe Hampton Roads YouTube Channel. Campaign materials will be available after the Kick-Off.

 

Together, we have positively influenced the traffic safety habits of over 850,000 students in Hampton RoadsThank you for supporting the Get It Together Challenge.

 

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Participating Schools

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Chesapeake Public Schools
Indian River High School

Hampton Public Schools
Hampton High School

Isle of Wight County Public Schools
Windsor High School

Newport News Public Schools 
Warwick High School

Norfolk Public Schools
Norview High School

 

Poquoson Public Schools
Poquoson High School

Portsmouth Public Schools
Churchland High School
Manor High School

Suffolk Public Schools 
King’s Fork High School

Virginia Beach Public Schools
Bayside High School
Kellam High School

 

Virginia Beach Public Schools (cont'd)
Kempsville High School
Landstown High School
Salem High School

Williamsburg- James City County Public Schools 
Warhill High School

York County Public Schools 
Bruton High School
Tabb High School
York High School

 

 

 Challenge Documents & Forms

Get It Together Resources

 Additional Resources

 

2019-2020 Get It Together High School Seatbelt Challenge

Video PSA Winners

 

 Grassfield High School

 I.C. Norcom High School

 Landstown High School