Cuero ISD to promote seatbelt safety
March 3, 2012 at 6:05 p.m.
Updated March 2, 2012 at 9:03 p.m.
Texas teens have higher rates of unbuckled deaths in traffic crashes than anybody else.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15-to 20-year-olds in America, due in part to lower safety-belt use.
This year, the Texas Department of Transportation is arming the Cuero school district with materials that encourage students to buckle up every time.
As a part of the Safe Schools Health Students program, CISD SMART Choices is working with the Cuero PD and the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 to promote seat belt safety during spring break. Banners and posters will be displayed around the community the first few weeks of March to remind everyone to Click it or Ticket.
"But more importantly, we want to bring home the point that Cuero students make smart choices" said Brenda Whitfield, SMART Choices Program Director.
Not wearing a seat belt can cost you big. A ticket for not buckling up can cost up to $250, and any moving violation you receive can lead to the revocation of your license under the Texas GDL laws. Drivers are not the only ones who should fear the repercussions, because any person who is not buckled up-in the front or back seat-can receive a ticket.