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October 18, 2013

Commit to being a safe driver on behalf of new drivers

CAMANCHE — Students in Camanche High School are rallying community members to commit to safe driving. Supporting Camanche High School shows residents are working hard to reverse the startling statistic that car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens in the US and Canada.

Camanche High School is committed to keeping teens safe on the road, and that’s why they are participating in Celebrate My Drive, a program that’s all about celebrating the fun of getting your driver’s license while teaching all drivers positive habits to help avoid car crashes.

Residents can help Camanche High School win a $100,000 grant and possibly a concert by Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson in their own town. Log on to www.celebratemydrive.com to make a safe driving commitment once a day, every day, between today and Oct. 26. The more safe driving commitments the community makes on behalf of Camanche High School, the better the chance to win $100,000 and host the Kelly Clarkson concert.

Celebrate My Drive is a different approach to a leading public health risk. Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens, and a teen’s first year on the road is the most dangerous. Using research as a guide, State Farm is approaching teen driver safety, a winnable public health battle, by engaging teens while they learn to drive in a supportive and positive way. It’s a community celebration of safe driving habits emphasizing the benefits of safe choices as teens celebrate the freedom that comes with getting a drivers’ license. Learn more about the initiative at www.celebratemydrive.com.

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