All Missouri high school students are encouraged to compete in the 2018 “It Only Takes One” campaign for an opportunity to win prizes for your school while educating young drivers about safe driving habits and safety belt use.

Sponsored by the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety and ACT Missouri, the statewide competition will run from Monday, Oct. 1 to the end of the school year.

It’s important that teen drivers realize it only takes one text, one drink, one call, one reach or one distraction to cause one fatal moment; but that one clicked seat belt could be the difference between life or death in a car crash.

“Nearly seven out of 10 young drivers and passengers killed in 2017 Missouri vehicle traffic crashes weren’t buckled up,” said Jon Nelson, executive committee chair for the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety. “Through education, competition and fun, the ‘It Only Takes One’ campaign can make a difference with young Missourians and save lives.”

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