CLEARFIELD — Clearfield High School students set a record in wearing seat belts this year.
Slightly more than 95 percent of the student body was seen by Utah Highway Patrol troopers at the end of April leaving school grounds with their seat belts on, said UPH Sgt. Ted Tingey.
That percentage not only beat last year’s record, set by Layton High School, but also was the top percentage statewide, he said.
Student body officers met Monday in the commons area of the school and received checks from UHP’s Zero Fatalities “Don’t Drive Stupid” program, and from Clearfield’s mayor and city council. UHP gave the school a $1,000 check, and the city gave the school an additional $500.
“You all are a tremendous asset to our community,” Clearfield Mayor Don Wood said.