Students Take The Seat Belt Challenge

A pizza party was one prize, but the bigger trophy was learning a lifesaving lesson, that buckling up saves lives.

Students at St. Matthew The Evangelist school in Bellevue were up to the challenge during a surprise Seat Belt Check in March when 75 percent of students and parents were found to be buckling up. That figure rose to 95 percent this month.

Seven classes had perfect scores. “If you get in an accident or if you go through a red light of something, then you won't fly in the car and hurt yourself, you'll be secure in the car,” said student Luke Schmiesing.

There is also a trophy. Safe Kids of Sarpy and Cass counties did the presenting.

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