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Buckle Up Bug Club

Indiana Buckle Up Bug Program

The Indiana Buckle Up Bug Club is designed for students grades K-3, but appeals to children of all ages. The Club is available statewide and is aimed at increasing seat belt use among children. Club enrollment requires members to wear their own seat belt on every trip and bestows the right to "bug" everyone in their family vehicle to buckle up. It is a great way to encourage the development of the lifesaving habit of always buckling up. The members' kit includes an activity book, sticker, bookmark and pledge card. For more information about the Indiana Buckle Up Bug Club, contact the Automotive Safety Program at 1.800.KID.N.CAR.

For a comprehensive list of materials available through the Buckle Up Bug Club, click here!

The Indiana Buckle Up Bug Club:

  • Makes a perfect addition to any health and safety fair.
  • Can enhance reading programs at libraries. 
  • Can be used for classroom presentations.

For an extra special event, why not schedule the Bug to make a personal appearance at your event or presentation? You can obtain the Buckle Up Bug Suit from the Automotive Safety Program. The suit fits persons of average build up to approximately 5'7" tall. A $10 fee is required for costume rental. The bug suit can be picked up from the Automotive Safety Program Office on the Indiana University Medical Center Campus. Visit the Automotive Safety Program website for directions and more information.