GIT Seat Belt Challenge

2023-2024 Get It Together High School Seat Belt Challenge 


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 9, 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.

2021-22 Norview High School Get It Together Challenge

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. 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.

2023-2024 Get It Together Seat Belt Challenge
Participating Schools

Bayside High School
Churchland High School
Indian River High School
Jamestown High School
Kecoughtan High School
Kellam High School

Kings Fork High School
Lafayette High School
Lakeland High School
Landstown High School
Manor High School
Menchville High School
Norview High School 

Ocean Lakes High School
Salem High School
Tabb High School
Warhill High School
Warwick High School
Woodside High School.


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 Challenge Documents & Forms

Challenge Kit with Rules & Guidelines
Resource Materials and National Traffic Safety Facts and Figures

Seat Belt Check Instructions & Form
Pledge Cards (10 up on a page)
Midway Report
Final Report - fillable


Baseline Data
Photo Release Form
Midway Point Tally
Final Points Tally

Get It Together Internet Resources


Virginia Center for Injury Prevention 

Virginia Department of Education

Virginia Driver Education and Traffic Safety (VADETS)

 Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

Virginia Department of Transportation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Highway Transportation Safety Administration


 National Transportation Safety Board

Traffic Safety Marketing

 US Department of Transportation

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety                          

 Car Safety Now

 Drive Smart Virginia

End Distracted Driving

 Global SchoolNet Foundations

 Governors Highway Safety Association

Hang Up and Drive

 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety                            


National Highway Traffic Safety Association

 National Organizations for Youth Safety  

 National Safety Council

Network of Employers for Traffic Safety

 Partners for Safe Teen Driving

Phone Down, It’s the Law

 Safe Kids Worldwide

 Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

Teen Driver Source

 The Importance of Roadway Safety

We Save Lives

 Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO)



GM’s Driver Education Website

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Progressive Insurance Company

State Farm®

American Academy of Sleep Education

 Emergency Nurse CARE

University of NC Highway Safety Research Center

Drive Safe Hampton Roads YouTube Channel - playlist for most GIT video resources
Drive Safe Hampton Roads
Check the DSHR YouTube channel frequently as resources are added as they become available.

Virginia DMV

Local Heroes Videos -

Center for Injury Research and Prevention

US Department of Transportation


National Safety Council

Consumer Reports

Randall Siddens’ Story – Distracted Driving

Other PSAs