What is it?
Rock the Belt is a three-part program that lasts approximately one hour. You will learn how to Rock the Belt three different ways – by hearing messages, seeing live demonstrations and through hands on activities.
First, we will engage you in some fun and interactive activities. During this time, you will learn what Mississippi’s teen attitudes and behaviors are regarding the use of safety belts and their age specific crash statistics.
Secondly, we will share with you an amazing, award winning presentation regarding one reporter who climbed in several roll over crashes to show there is plenty of ROOM TO LIVE.
Third, We use contemporary music and crank it up. Three to four teams of students race each other in a timed event to see who can ROCK THE BELT the fastest. Then, we turn up the heat and challenge a team of teachers and administration to beat the students’ time. It is fun for everyone!
What do you need?
Open space (a gym is perfect) to park a Crown Victoria car, microphone (wireless preferred), sound system, screen and projector. For outside programs: Open space to park a Crown Victoria car (football fields or open parking lot.) We bring the portable sound system. For both programs, we bring a laptop, safety cones and prizes.
Rock the Belt can include students as young as 3rd grade through high school. The program is much more effective with teachers and administration participating. It’s a wonderful boost for school spirit and morale!
How Many People?
We ask to have a minimum of 30 students. Three to four groups compete against each other. Large or small groups, general assembly, individual classes, driver’s education, church groups, and summer programs are great places to start! Everyone learns with this educational and fun experience!
How can you schedule a program?
Contact Robin Layton, Youth Programs Director, Mississippi Office of Highway Safety (601)977-3700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you the instructions and application so you may schedule your specific date.