What is Operation Click?
The mission of Operation Click is to reduce teen fatalities and injuries from motor vehicle crashes by developing safe driving habits through education and positive reinforcement.
Operation Click is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that was started as a partnership between the Crystal Lake Police Department, Crystal Lake Park District, Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce, and High School District 155 and has since grown to partner with 21 different High Schools in the Chicagoland area to help raise awareness of seat belt usage and safe teen driving.
Since 1998, Operation Click has been urging high school age drivers to buckle their seat belts in order to save lives. Since the program's inception, seat belt usage by teen drivers in Crystal Lake has risen from 65% compliance to 95% compliance.
This program has been successful through the generous support of local business owners, services, clubs, and individuals that have donated prizes, and funds to purchase prizes, that are awarded to students 'caught' wearing their seat belts.
The program concludes at the end of each school year with a Grand Prize Give-A-Way. The original sponsoring dealership was Crystal Lake Buick/GMC, which has donated a car every year since 1998. Needless to say, incentives like these help encourage students to get into the habit of buckling up and driving safely. Operation Click is now partnered with numerous car dealerships each providing a car as the grand prize.
To be eligible to win major prizes, students must adhere to a signed contract which states they will wear their seat belts at all times, they will not drink and drive, they will not ride in a car with a driver who has consumed alcohol, and they will not be convicted of any traffic related violation. Students who breach the contract are not eligible for large prizes, including the grand prize car.
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