Summary of results from the Catch the CRZY! How did your school do?

CRZY webDuring the Fall of 2013, Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) launched an activity to increase seat belt use among teen drivers and passengers at TDS schools. The activity, named Catch the CRZY!, consisted of a pre-observation, three weeks of messaging, a post-observation, and a pizza party for the schools that completed and returned all observation data. The activity was offered to all program schools. Twenty schools signed up to complete the activity, nine completed the pre-observations and seven of those returned all data. With the observation data, we could look at how successful the schools were in changing seat belt behavior. This information was sent to each school so they could share it with media, school officials and even law enforcement.

2013 Click It or Ticket data shows statewide seat belt use for 15- to 19-year-olds to be 90.9% for drivers and 86.6% for passengers.

These results were sent to the school, along with a $50 gift card to congratulate them on their achievements after only three weeks of outreach and related messaging.

For the pre- and post-observations, students were asked to observe teen drivers and passengers and log if they did or did not have their seat belts fastened. Below are highlights of key data and results:

Summary Results for Clemens High School, Schertz, TX

Pre-Counts

Post-Counts

Difference

Total # of Vehicles Observed

199

227

28

Percentage of Drivers Wearing Seat Belts

93%

95%

1.69%

Percentage of Passengers Wearing Seat Belts

89%

85%

-3.26%

Summary Results for Boling High School, Boling, TX

Pre-Counts

Post-Counts

Difference

Total # of Vehicles Observed

47

53

6

Percentage of Drivers Wearing Seat Belts

83%

91%

7.59%

Percentage of Passengers Wearing Seat Belts

69%

83%

14.10%

Summary Results for Alicia R. Chacon High School, El Paso, TX

Pre-Counts

Post-Counts

Difference

Total # of Vehicles Observed

429

277

-152

Percentage of Drivers Wearing Seat Belts

90%

91%

.17%

Percentage of Passengers Wearing Seat Belts

88%

83%

-5.07%

Summary Results for Vidal M. Trevino High School, Laredo, TX

Pre-Counts

Post-Counts

Difference

Total # of Vehicles Observed

400

320

-80

Percentage of Drivers Wearing Seat Belts

87%

98%

11.31%

Percentage of Passengers Wearing Seat Belts

87%

100%

13.42%

Summary Results for Dekaney High School, Houston, TX

Pre-Counts

Post-Counts

Difference

Total # of Vehicles Observed

117

94

-23

Percentage of Drivers Wearing Seat Belts

67%

72%

4.43%

Percentage of Passengers Wearing Seat Belts

47%

69%

21.92%

Summary Results for Jefferson-Silva, El Paso, TX

Pre-Counts

Post-Counts

Difference

Total # of Vehicles Observed

400

145

-255

Percentage of Drivers Wearing Seat Belts

97%

95%

-1.33%

Percentage of Passengers Wearing Seat Belts

82%

84%

1.56%

Summary Results for Brandeis High School, San Antonio, TX

Pre-Counts

Post-Counts

Difference

Total # of Vehicles Observed

225

129

-96

Percentage of Drivers Wearing Seat Belts

91%

98%

6.56%

Percentage of Passengers Wearing Seat Belts

75%

91%

17.52%

Thank you to all the schools who participated! The next Catch the CRZY! activity will be in the spring and will focus on distracted driving.