Drivers at EHS receive bucks for buckles
Drivers who wore their seat belts while driving to EHS on August 30 received a dollar during the Bucks for Buckles program.
Valerie Bean State Farm Insurance, Safe Kids, and the EHS Student Safety Council partnered to reward safe drivers with a dollar if everyone in their vehicle wore a seat belt.
"We usually run in the 90 percent range for students wearing their seat belts," SRO Kurt Spivey said.
This is the third year Valerie Bean's State Farm office has sponsored the event. They handed out $180 and information cards with seat belt facts.
"It reinforces good, safe, important behavior," Bean said.
According to KDOT, there were 355 motor vehicle crash fatalities in Kansas in 2015. Of those who were killed, 56 percent were found to be unbelted.
On July 1, 2017, the Kansas seat belt fine raised to $30.