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A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Saved by the Belt

Recognizing Crash Survivors Who Buckled Up

The Saved by the Belt program has helped create strong relationships between law enforcement agencies and communities since 1999. Honoring traffic crash survivors who were buckled up is a positive method for agencies to show their communities that seat belt use is important, and that officers care that motorists obey the law.

Download a Saved by the Belt certificate, type in the information and distribute the award.

Four slightly different template certificates are available as Word documents below: 

Media Outreach
Use the Saved by the Belt awardees to generate media coverage. Crash survivors can serve as a strong visual at press events, such as kick-offs for Click It or Ticket seat belt mobilizations. Survivors can also write a letter to an editor about how a seat belt saved their life.