A friendly competition between local high schools may encourage seat-belt use

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FDOT’s ‘Battle of the Belts’ may save lives.

Mascots for Columbia High and Fort White High prepare for the “Battle of the Belts,” a friendly competition organized by FDOT. For its size, Columbia is the worst county in the state for seat-belt use, the agency says. (COURTESY)
Columbia County is No. 1 at something, but it’s not an honor to be proud of.  Among the 16 Florida counties with a population between 50,000 to 200,000, Columbia County ranks first for the number of…

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