|photo courtesy of State Farm's Celebrate My Drive®|
The thought of my kids driving in a few years scares me to death, so I'm happy when I see resources and programs that promote responsible driving practices among teens. Many of you have older children who are either learning to drive or will soon do so. That's why I want to be sure and share with you this great program from State Farm.
I hope that we all agree that safe driving habits must be trained from the beginning when your child starts to drive. Did you know that auto crashes are the number one cause of death among teens in North America? And according to the CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, risky behaviors while driving—such as not wearing a seat belt, riding in a car driven by someone who had been drinking, or texting while driving—is higher among Hispanic teens. Not surprising, I guess since Latinos are known to be some of the largest consumers of social media, hence LOTS of texting!
So you can see why I believe in this program. It helps protect our children and our families.
Are you wondering how your school can participate?
First, check to see if your child's school is signed up. If it isn't, talk to your school's administrator and see if you can him or her to sign up at www.celebratemydrive.com by October 11th.
Then every day, teens and community members can commit to safe driving from October 15-24 in support of their favorite high school.
If your high school is one of the first 100 schools to generate the most safe-driving commitments between October 15th and October 24th, it will win a grant award of $25,000 or $100,000. And the TOP TWO SCHOOLS will win the grand prize: a private concert by a GRAMMY® Award nominee band!
I also love the State Farm Teen Driving Website. It has fast facts, tips, polls, and skill building interactives for both parents and teens. Their Road Aware 3D tool helps teens learn to scan for hazards, which is important because 40% of teen driver accidents are caused by lack of proper scanning.
Don't forget to follow Celebrate My Drive® on Facebook and State Farm on Twitter.
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