As an ongoing initiative to encourage and support safety across our campuses, School Resource Officer O’Bryon along with help from the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Fairfield Township Police Department, rewarded and reminded students of the importance of wearing their seatbelts. Students were given “smarties” if they were wearing their seatbelts and “dum-dum” suckers were given as a reminder to buckle up!
“Butler Tech takes safety seriously, not only on campus but while students are traveling to and from school and work,” shared Officer O’Bryon. “Traffic safety is an important aspect of our safety plan, and wearing safety belts reduces the risk of injury if an unfortunate traffic event should happen.”
The safety event was very successful and many of the officers and staff members were impressed with the number of our students who were wearing their seatbelts. Just over 90 percent of Americans buckle up, saving an estimated 15,000 lives each year. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 47 percent of passenger fatalities in 2017 were not restrained. Seat belts are proven to reduce the risk of serious injury and save lives.
Additionally, this event allowed local and state law enforcement to team up with school administrators as a unified front while positively interacting with our students.