SHS to participate in ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign
by Emanuel County Live | February 23, 2005 12:00 am
Getting a driver’s license is an important time in every teenager’s life, but all too many times it can lead to the saddest day in a parent’s life. It has been shown that young inexperienced drivers have a higher rate of crashes, injuries and fatalities than older experienced drivers.
The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety ( GOHS) has initiated a statewide program entitled: “Click It or Ticket to save lives by encouraging drivers and passengers to use seat belts at all times.
The GOHS has developed a GOHS Teen/Parent Driving Agreement to guide parents in making their teen driver more aware of safety issues and the consequences of irresponsible behaviors that can arise while driving. Swainsboro High School along with other high schools in the state is participating in this life saving campaign.
A sign will be posted at the exit from SHS displaying the “Click It or Ticket” slogan to remind drivers to use their safety belts. There will also be copies of the Teen Drivers/Parent Agreement available at the school. Vernon Hardy, principal of SHS, encourages teens and parents to discuss safe -driving techniques periodically and to always “arrive alive.” For more information contact Swainsboro High at 237-2267.