LAYTON — Ice cream almost always hits the spot, and Northridge High School students were awarded the cool treat last week for obeying the law in record numbers.
A full 90 percent of students who drive to Northridge buckle their seat belts — the highest percentage of high schoolers using seat belts in the state.
For that accomplishment students received Creamies ice cream bars and a $1,000 went to the school in the annual program sponsored by the Utah Highway Patrol.
The UHP worked with 10 high schools statewide during the school year. Because of the high seat beat usage rate, Northridge was one of four selected to receive the ice cream from Creamies and the money to celebrate the students’ accomplishment.
UHP Troopers Ted Tingey and Colby Vanferbeek worked with the school’s students through the state’s “Zero Fatalities” safety campaign, Tingey said.
“This was a great school to work with and the student body officers were very committed to keeping their fellow students safe by teaching them the importance of buckling up,” Tingey said.
The other three schools to receive recognition were Salem Hills High School in Salem, with 86 percent seat belt usage, Juab High School in Nephi with 70 percent seat belt usage and Carbon High School in Price with 83 percent. Carbon High was also recognized as the most improved high school.