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UHP Kicks Off Adopt-A-High School Program with a Sweet Treat for Seat Belted Skyhawks

Tuesday September 10, 2019

At Salem Hills High School, Troopers will hand out Creamies to teens who are buckled up

WHAT: With students headed back to school and getting behind the wheel, the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) has launched its Adopt-A-High School program for the new school year. This means  UHP Troopers are back on campus reminding teens about the importance of always buckling up.

We are kicking off the program at Salem Hills High School, where Troopers are putting away their citation books and instead rewarding students with Creamies for each teen who is buckled up on Tuesday. The teens will be surprised with a sweet treat as they drive off campus. The Creamies Company has donated their signature ice cream treat for Troopers to hand out during the Adopt-A-High School program.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 10th from 2:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.

  Set up will begin around 1:30 kicking off with a short briefing for the event.  

Students are released at 2:25 and the event will last for about 20-30 minutes as the students leave campus.  

WHERE: Salem Hills High School, 150 Skyhawk Blvd, Salem, UT, 84653

WHO: Utah County Troopers, Salem City PD Officers, Salem Hills High School Student Body Officers, Sgt. Nick Street – Utah Highway Patrol – PIO

UHP’s ADOPT A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM: High schools across the state are adopted by Utah Highway Patrol Troopers to educate youth about the importance of safe driving. Troopers visit the school monthly with planned activities, not only for the students, but the faculty and public. They conduct three observational seat belt surveys – fall, winter & spring – to develop a baseline and show progress made in seat belt use.

So far this year, the UHP has officially adopted 12 high schools throughout the state.

MEDIA Contact: UHP Sergeant Nicholas Street 801-554-5659 nstreet@utah.gov

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Marissa Cote
Public Relations Director
Department of Public Safety
MVILLASENOR@UTAH.GOV

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