iBuckleUp weBuckleUp


FCCLA's iBuckleUp weBuckleUp campaign is supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to promote seat belt use among rural, middle level youth. The campaign began in 2017-2018 with 10 pilot chapters, and was expanded nation-wide in 2018-2019.


As a part of FCCLA's FACTS program, youth conduct positive outreach projects in their community to encourage everyone to wear their seat belts. This campaign highlights the need for drivers and passengers to make sure that everyone in the vehicle is wearing their seat belt before putting the vehicle in drive.


Learn how you can host your own campaign and enter the Battle of the Belts contest!


Middle Level Battle of the Belts Contest

Who:  FCCLA Middle Level Students across the country competing with other FCCLA state associations.

What:  Battle of the Belts is a nation-wide contest to see which state can collectively increase seat belt use the most.


When:  November 1, 2018-February 1, 2019


Where:  In your local community



  • Save lives by increasing seat belt use in your community
  • The state with the highest increase in seat belt use will earn $5,000 in travel stipends to travel to NLC 2019!


How:  Affiliated FCCLA chapters can access the iBuckleUp weBuckleUp Toolkit through the FCCLA Portal. This toolkit include instructions, tools, and project ideas to get your chapter started on this exciting campaign! Simply login to the Portal, then click the "Resources" tab at the top right side of the page. Next, click the blue "Programs/Partnerships" button. Finally, click the blue arrow on the right side of the page to download the "iBuckleUp weBuckleUp Toolkit".


Questions? Write to us at info@fcclainc.org or call 703-476-4900.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. It works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial. NHTSA’s mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity. For more information, visit www.nhtsa.gov and www.safercar.gov.

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