Area high schools recognized for promoting safe driving habits

Focus on Driving

Two area high schools have won awards for implementing impactful and creative school and community outreach activities in a competition to end unsafe driving habits in Missouri.

Bucklin High School and Putnam County High School of Unionville were among 14 schools in the state that received recognition for educating their peers and community about the importance of buckling up and never driving distracted or impaired.

The 100 schools that participated in the “It Only Takes One” campaign launched two surprise seat belt checks at each school to measure student seat belt use before and after an educational campaign.

Bucklin High School was recognized for seat belt use that reached the bronze level of 91 to 94 percent. The school will receive a banner to display.

A 30-second video spot Bucklin High School submitted to encourage their peers to adopt safe driving habits received third place out of 22 videos submitted.