Press Release


Teen Drivers Rewarded for Safe Driving

Kittitas County, WA - 10/18/2019 - Deputies from the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office, along with Cle Elum Police Department and Washington State Patrol, spent Friday morning handing out “Thank You” tickets to teen drivers at Cle Elum-Roslyn High School as part of a State Farm Auto Safety Grant for teen driver safety education.

As students drove into the high school parking lot, law enforcement officials checked each vehicle for seatbelt and cell phone use.  All passengers who were buckled received a reward ticket, and each driver received a reward ticket if they were buckled and not on their cell phone.
Students signed their tickets, which were then put in for a prize drawing. The first winner earned a $139 Amazon gift card, representing the cost of the citation for not wearing your seatbelt.  A second winner earned a $50 Amazon card.
Event organizers reported that 98% of students were buckled up and 100% were not on their cell phones.

Additional participants included a Target Zero Manager, local State Farm agents from Scott Rollins’ office, and staff members from Cle Elum Roslyn High School.

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Contact: Jill Beedle, Public Information Officer