The Quick-Click Challenge allowed teams of four to compete against their peers to see who could buckle up in the shortest amount of time. Antonio Agresta, Christian Little, Ben Neff and Luke Robinson posted the fastest time of 31.86 seconds and won T-shirts.
Another activity featured the Seat Belt Convincer, a device that simulates a 5- to 7-mph crash. “Most crashes are at 40 mph or faster,” said SAAD program coordinator Geoff Grow, “so this helps students to put into perspective how important it is to wear at seat belt.”
The Fatal Vision Obstacle Course gave students the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a golf cart and follow a course of safety cones. Then they were handed a pair of “drunk” goggles to experience the visual impairment of someone over the legal limit.
With car crashes remaining the leading cause of death among 15- to 20-year-olds, reports the National Transportation Board, SADD has partnered with the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and State Farm Insurance to offer free traffic safety programming to schools and communities.