Even an experienced driver can be involved in a crash. Seat belts, if used properly, reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent and light truck occupants by 60 percent. Even though seat belts are saving more than 13,000 lives annually, only 79% of Nebraskan’s are wearing their seat belts.
The Seat Belt Education and Awareness Program is designed to increase Nebraska’s seat belt usage rate. The Seat Belt Education and Awareness Program is offered at no cost to businesses, schools, and organizations.
What Does the Seat Belt Education and Awareness Program Offer?
A 30-minute presentation on seat belt safety that covers Nebraska’s seat belt statistics, Nebraska’s usage compared to the national rate, Nebraska’s seat belt law, 5 step seat belt test, effectiveness of a seat belt, myths vs. facts of seat belt use, distracted driving, and what you can do to help make the roads safer.
The educational presentations focus on workplace seat belt safety and teen seat belt safety. For workplace focused presentations we can come to you and present at your safety committee meetings, staff meetings, training sessions, lunch’n learns, etc. For teen focused presentations we can present at assemblies, health classes, P.E. classes, student-led organizations, etc. As you can see, the options are endless and we will come to you and cater to your specific needs.
Seat Belt Safety Award Program
We will provide you with the necessary materials and instruction to conduct an unannounced seat belt check at your school or organization to observe seat belt usage rates. If your school or organization’s usage rate is 90% or higher, you will be presented a Seat Belt Safety Award at the National Safety Council, Nebraska’s monthly Critical Issues Breakfast. Please click here to learn more and apply.
Seat Belt Policy Assistance
If your school or organization does not currently have a seat belt policy in place or would like to update an existing policy, we will provide you with a template and examples to help you form a seat belt policy that fits your needs.
Raise Seat Belt Awareness
Free educational videos, posters, stickers, and more are available to you to help raise seat belt awareness at your school or organization so that your school or organization has a constant reminder to buckle up.
Interested in scheduling a session at your business, school or for your organization? Click here or call: Jeana Tortorilla 402.898.7368.
11620 M Circle
Omaha, NE 68137
P : 402.896.0454
F : 402.896.6331
Toll-Free : 800.592.9004
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8am - 4:30pm
In Person Registration: Mon-Fri 8am - 5pm