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High Schools Make Pledge for Safe Driving



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State Farm Insurance has begun a program called “Celebrate My Drive”.  It’s a program used to teach kids about distracted driving.  O’Gorman Principle, Kyle Groos, says it’s simply a different way to teach.  "It’s a non-verbal versus something that comes at them with shock and awe, this is just another way to put data in front of them with messages.  Positive messages about teen safety and driving which is very important to them at this age."


Anyone in the community can sign up and make a Safe Driving Commitment.  The school that represents the most commitments at the end of the contest, will win a visit from Kelly Clarkson and a cash prize.  Each of the schools in the top-five will win $100,000.


Among the smaller schools participating, O'Gorman is currently 7th.  A junior at the school, Lauren Weber, has learned to put the phone down.  "I think the biggest thing is, it can wait 10 minutes for you to get to the place that you need to be before you need to start using your phone.  There's really no huge emergency that you need to check Facebook or check Twitter or something like that, so just let it wait."


The insurance company is giving away over $3.5 million in grants, an investment they feel will pay off with young drivers.  Weber continues, "They’re trying to promote us to do less texting and using your phone in general like when your driving because the number one leading cause of death for teenagers is car crashes."


The contest lasts until 12:01 a.m. this Saturday.  If O'Gorman finishes in the top 50,  they'll win $25,000.



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