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April 27, 2016
Waukesha County Teens Compete for a Chance to Win a Car

Operation Click boosts seat belt compliance, ends year with a grant prize drawing

Students from four Waukesha County high schools will gather at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc on April 29, 2016 to celebrate the success of Operation Click and receive a chance to win a car.  This will be the culmination of a year-long campaign to promote safer driving habits at Arrowhead Union, Kettle Moraine, Palmyra Eagle and Watertown High Schools.  Operation Click clubs, funded by grants from AAA Wisconsin, were established at each school last fall and have been busy raising awareness about the importance of wearing seatbelts, avoiding distractions, obeying the speed limit and other challenges facing teen drivers. 
 
As part of the program, students signed safe driving contracts at the beginning of the school year.  Those who kept up their end of this agreement remained eligible for the grand prize drawing: a car donated by Safro Toyota of Brookfield.  Each school will randomly select a number of finalists that is based on their success in increasing seat belt use and the completion of a peer-to-peer educational campaign that included the dangers of passenger-related distractions, which is the leading cause of teen driving crashes according to research conducted by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.  Those finalists will pick keys from a bowl, and the student whose key starts the car will get to drive it home. 
 
Operation Click has a clear impact on Waukesha County teens.  The average seat belt use rate at the four participating schools increased from 86% - which is below the national average - to 93% over the course of this school year.
 

WHO: 
Students from area high schools.
Representatives from Operation Click, AAA Wisconsin and Safro Toyota
                             
WHAT: 
Operation Click year end celebration and car giveaway
 
WHEN:
Friday, April 29, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 
WHERE:
Olympia Resort
1350 Royale Mile Road
Oconomowoc, WI
 

Contact(s):

Nick Jarmusz
phone: 608-828-2495

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