As we continue to monitor the challenging situation school districts across Bucks County face, we want to provide an update on our Bucks County High School Seatbelt Safety Challenge & Teen Driver Safety Video PSA Challenge for the upcoming school year.
It is extremely difficult to plan ahead when we have no idea what this school year will look like due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will do everything we possibly can to administer our Seatbelt Challenge for the 2020-2021 school year if and when it is possible for us to do so safely and fairly.
Our plan is to have the Teen Driver Safety Video PSA Challenge powered by Comcast take place no matter what the school setting is for Bucks County’s high schools. This program thrived during the past school year, and we look forward to seeing that happen again this year.
There are many more factors to weigh with regard to the Seatbelt Challenge since this program focuses on students driving to and from school. This will be something we will monitor closely as students could return to the classroom as normal, virtually or in hybrid models. If schools decide to use a virtual remote setting such as occurred last spring, there will likely be no way to have a contest for seatbelt use.
Whether or not the Seatbelt Challenge is able to take place this year, we still plan to provide the educational component to the schools because teen driver safety needs to be a focus no matter what is going on in the world. We will work with schools, using virtual presentations if necessary, to provide educational resources to teachers and students to help make our teen drivers safer.
We thank everyone for their ongoing support and patience during these unique circumstances.