Student council surveys campus drivers

Seat belt awareness campaign a focus during the year


Justin Ellis, Reporter

Student council recently surveyed a total of 134 cars which were stopped in both of the front and back entrances of Sabine High School. Of the 267 drivers (92 percent) were wearing their seat belts while 24 (8 percent) were not.

Many of the people included in the 24 who were not wearing seatbelts were students that had “just taken their seat belt off” as their parents were pulling into the gate. The National Safety Council reports that more than 50,000 crashes occur in parking lots and garage buildings annually, resulting in 500 or more deaths and more than 60,000 injuries.

Student Council has planned on having future, random seat belt awareness campaigns. Their message to students: It is important to remember to always wear a seat belt while driving or riding in a car.