GIT Seat Belt Challenge

2022-2023 Get It Together High School Seat Belt Challenge

2016-17 GIT General Pictures

For over 34 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 2022-2023 Get It Together High School Seat Belt Challenge, beginning October 17, 2022, through February 10, 2023. 

16 schools completed the 2021-2022 Challenge: Bruton High School, Churchland 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.

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Together, we have positively influenced the traffic safety habits of over 875,000 students in Hampton RoadsThank you for supporting the Get It Together Challenge.

2021-2022 Get It Together Awards Presentation

**Please view the Video PSA Winners below 

2021-2022 Get It Together High School Seatbelt Challenge
Video PSA Winners

 Indian River High School

 Norview High School

 Poquoson High School

 

 Challenge Documents & Forms

Get It Together Resources

Challenge Kit with Rules & Guidelines
Seat Belt Check Instructions & Form
Pledge Cards (8 up on a page)
Midway Report - fillable
Final Report - fillable
Baseline Data
Photo Release Form - fillable
Midway Point Tally
Final Points Tally

 Additional Resources