‘Be Ready. Be Buckled.” art contest for kids kicks off

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The annual Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” art contest for children of relatives in the truck and bus industries in grades K-6 (ages 5-12) runs through Monday, Feb. 14. The contest is held in conjunction with the American Society of Safety Engineers’ North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (May 1-7) celebrations aimed at increasing awareness about work safety and being safe on the job.

The “Be Ready, Be Buckled” art contest focuses on urging truck, bus and all drivers to buckle up to saves lives and reduce injuries. This year’s theme focuses on the motto “Safety Belts Save Lives!” Children with a relationship with individuals or organizations in the trucking and bus industries can participate, as per entry requirements.

Artwork that best illustrates “the importance of commercial motor vehicle drivers buckling up” with the overarching message “Safety Belts Saves Lives” will win the grand prizes in each of the two age categories. The winners of the contest will be honored at the 9th annual ASSE kids’ “Safety-on-the-Job” poster contest awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 2 as part of the NAOSH Week kickoff events.

For more information, rules, regulation and entry form, go to www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safetybelt.