Helping Save Lives, One Seatbelt at a Time
In recognition of December being National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month, the Chatham High School chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) conducted a random seatbelt check in their school’s parking lot prior to the start of classes on December 14th. As their classmates pulled into the lot, SADD members made note of who was wearing a seatbelt and who wasn’t.
To reward safety-conscious decision making, SADD members gave drivers and passengers who were wearing seatbelts a certificate good for a free snack in the school cafeteria. In all, the SADD team handed out fifty-six certificates that morning. For the one driver and three passengers who were found not to be wearing seatbelts, SADD reminded them that the simple act of buckling up can be a life saver, whether you are sitting in the front seat or the back seat.
Chatham’s SADD conducts random seatbelt checks throughout the school year, as well as numerous other initiatives dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly those surrounding underage drinking, drug use, and risky or impaired driving.