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Cherokee H.S. bests 10 schools in seat belt usage percentage

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTOR • Updated May 20, 2016 at 11:55 AM

ROGERSVILLE — Ten schools registered for Battle of the Belt this year, and seven schools conducted programming and/or seat belt observations.

Bledsoe County High School was judged to have the Best Educational Program and was also declared the Overall Winner.

Bledsoe also maintained an observed seat belt usage rate of 91.68% during the program, which is above the 2014 national average (87%) and the Tennessee average seat belt usage rate of 87.7%.

Cherokee High School maintained the highest seat belt usage percentage during the Battle of the Belt program at 95.42%, and Harpeth High School had the highest seat belt use increase (8.03%) for schools who checked at least 200 students.

The average seat belt use increase for those schools who conducted at least two seat belt checks was 6.13%. The Overall Winner and Best Educational Program trophies were presented to the student body last Friday during an assembly at Bledsoe High School.

There were multiple community partners that worked with our Battle of the Belt Schools, including School Resource Officers, Hospital Trauma Centers, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Coordinated School Health, EMTs, Insurance Agencies, and other teen safe driving organizations.

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