Click It Club promotes buckling up
October 28, 2011
Students at Trailside Elementary School learned about seatbelt safety from Utah Highway Patrol Sergeant Matt Smith on Oct. 27. According to Smith, car accidents are the No. 1 cause of fatalities for children. Trailside is a part of the Click It Club, which started in Salt Lake City last year as a pilot program. The club is now educating more than 20 schools throughout Utah, in an effort to promote seatbelt safety. Smith said the Click It Club administers surveys twice a year asking parents and students questions about safety. Parents said their kids often encourage them to buckle up. Students in Sandra Janich’s fourth-grade class got to experience what a car crash might feel like going 5 mph in a crash simulator. Seatbelts were fastened for the crash test.