Wranglers win this year's Battle of the Seat Belts with Wind River High

Shoshoni High School is this year’s winner of the Battle of the Belts sponsored by WYDOT and Injury Prevention Resources. The rivalry between Shoshoni and Wind River High Schools in this competition is about which school uses their vehicle seat belts the most. Wind River won year. In tabulating the results, Shoshoni increased their overall score this year from 65 percent buckled up to 82 percent this year. The student’s Buckle Up Rate at Shoshoni went up from 61 percent to 87 percent while Wind River students also saw a big increase, from 69 to 81 percent, but SHS had a higher rate. In the adult category, those adults driving their kids to school, Shoshoni stayed the same at 72 percent, while Wind River’s score decreased from 75 percent to 66 percent. In the quiz competition, Wind River won that one 90 to 85 percent. IPR’s Tom Cunningham said the improvement in the student’s buckle up rate was encouraging. “Injury Prevention Resources would like to specifically note the increase by students at both schools. They obviously put in the effort to buckle up and make this a competition, ”he said in a news release. Cunningham said the most likely way individuals aged 5 to 35 can lose their life is in a vehicle. He said that risk could be significantly lowered by buckling up. “There is no bigger problem than roadway safety facing our community,” he said. “The good news is that this is something that we can turn around.” [image: Inline image 1] *District 24 Superintendent Bruce Thorn with The Belt. "I am very proud of our students and the maturity they are showed by buckling up. This is just one more piece of the puzzle of educating our kids and keeping them safe," he said. * *Feature Photo: SHS Student Body President Audrya Tarange congratulated her school. "Way to be safe Shoshoni! Congrats on the win!" (IPR /