October 23, 2014
Are you a Dum Dum or a Smartie? That’s the question Amy Sievers, a driver’s license supervisor in Spencer, was asking high school students this week.
“Since it is National Teen Driver Safety Week, I thought we needed to do something at the local high school,” said Sievers. “I called the assistant principal and he was all in with my idea to hand out candy to kids as they came to school on Monday morning. If the driver and any passengers were wearing seat belts, they got a roll of Smarties candy. If they were unbelted, it was a Dum Dum sucker.”
Sievers, who was assisted by the assistant principal and Spencer High School student council members, said she was impressed by the number of students who were buckled on the way to school. “We gave out a lot of Smarties on Monday. When we went back out Wednesday afternoon after school, we still handed out more Smarties, but the Dum Dums were definitely higher than Monday morning. It just proves that we all need to be reminded to wear our seat belts every trip, every time.”