STATE FARM® AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS LAUNCH BIGGEST-EVER ONE DAY GATHERING OF NEW TEEN DRIVERS
Car Crashes Remain Largest Public Health Issue Facing Teens. Celebrate My Drive(TM) Brings Together Community Leaders, Law Enforcement And Parents In Support Of This Year’s Class Of New Teen Drivers
More than 300 Communities Hosting Simultaneous Events. Thousands of Teens Expected To Participate.
WHAT: Learning to drive is a big step in life’s journey. On September 15, community leaders in Mobile will join with hundreds of other locations across North America in a show of support for teen drivers, helping them stay safe as they embark on the road ahead.
Car crashes are the number one killer of American teens, according to the Center for Disease Control, and their first year on the road as a new driver is the most dangerous. Though traditional scare tactics can be engaging for some, State Farm® and others believe a supportive and positive approach to teen driver safety in addition to education, awareness, legislation and enforcement is key to keeping teens engaged and safe on the road. With this in mind, State Farm is debuting a different teen driver safety program called Celebrate My Drive(TM).
All across the U.S. and Canada, State Farm® will be rallying communities to promote teen driver safety by hosting more than 300 events simultaneously on Sept. 15. Mobile is home to one of the events and State Farm is encouraging area residents to attend to support teens as they learn to drive and get ready for the road ahead.
The Mobile Celebrate My Drive event is hosted by Area State Farm Agents. The event is free and is open to the entire community.
Interested community members can show their support for a local school by voting for the school to win a $100,000 grant at celebratemydrive.com between September 10 and September 15. State Farm is giving a total of 14 $100,000 grants to high schools across the U.S. and Canada.
Fourteen teenagers (ages 15-18) and their families, who participate in the school grant voting process, will win a grand prize, a brand new Chevy Sonic LS! Learn more by visiting www.facebook.com/CelebrateMyDrive.
WHO: Area State Farm Agents
WHERE: Chick-fil-a 435 Schillinger Road South Mobile, Alabama 36695
Chick-fil-a 3244 Dauphin Street Mobile, Alabama 36606
WHEN: 9/15/12 at 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.