2022 has been an unusual year.

One thing that has not changed –
The Under-19 death and injury toll in motor vehicle crashes continues to rise

All Middle and High Schools in Delaware are invited to participate in the Delaware Safety Council’s SmartDrive CLICK4Life campaign to encourage Teen Drivers AND Tween and Teen Passengers to BUCKLE UP • EVERY TRIP • EVERY TIME    ABROCHATE • EN TODO VIAJE • TODO EL TIEMPO

THE REASON: Given the continuing rise of loss of life on Delaware roads this year – including Teen Drivers AND Passengers – had more of those teens been BUCKLED UP – they had a 50/50 chance of surviving those crashes.

The Delaware State Police 2021 Traffic Statistical Report, states that among motor vehicle occupants (drivers and passengers)  – 10 persons under the age of 19 became motor vehicle fatalities last year.  Alarmingly, SEVEN of those lost were either unrestrained or used their seat belts impropterly.

Even more strinkingly – 1296 additional under 19’s vehicle occupants were injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2021.  Again, many of those were unrestrained or used their seat belts improperly.

THE GOAL: Delaware Safety Council’s SmartDrive program asks School Administrators to select a student group to lead a minimum 1 day service project to educate their students peers  and asking them – both drivers and non-drivers – to make th online CLICK4Life pledge – with the goal of improving seat belt use among all the students at your school.

The service project will also ask the cooperation of your School’s Cafeteria staff and is to be conducted during regular lunch periods.  Student organization members are asked to circulate in the cafeteria while students are seated, and simply ask their classmates and friends to take the CLICK4Life Pledge to BUCKLE UP – EVERY TRIP – EVERYTIME using their smartphones.  In schools where phone use is not permitted in the cafeteria, business sized pledge cards featuring the pledge information can be distributed to students.

CLICK4Life School Participation Agreement (online form) – Click Here

CLICK4Life presentation for School Administrators (PDF download) – Click Here

The CLICK4Life service project meets requirements set by national student leadership programs including BPA, DECA, FCCLA, HOSA, NHS, SADD/YELL and others.

Here are the links to download the Click4Life campaign materials for your schools morning annoucements –

Click4Life Version 1
Click4Life Version 2
Click4Life Version 3

How to Download –
Windows Users – right click on the link to download the file –
Mac OS Users – Control + Click on the link

School Participation Agreement – Click Here


CALL SMART DRIVE – 302.463.6543 (7 am – 10 pm)

or SEND EMAIL to info@smartdriveusa.org