Make a commitmentState Farm hosts “celebrate my drive,” a chance for students throughout the United States to pledge a commitment to safe driving on behalf of their high schools. Schools with the most commitments can win grants and other prizes including an in-school concert by Kelly Clarkson. Learn more.
Play a gameThe American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAA Foundation) is offering discounts for DriverZed, an interactive computer game that exposes new drivers to over 100 different scenarios. They are also offering a reduced price for Teaching Your Teens to Drive, the accompanying parent handbook. Learn more.
Create an announcementTeens can create and spread their own safe-driving campaign with help from Ride Like A Friend. Drive Like You Care (RLAF), a national peer-to-peer initiative. The program provides tips and templates for classroom engagement activities. These include a student Public Service Announcement contests, secret ballots, and a driving safety “pop” quiz. Learn more.
Get your teachers involvedSchool instructors at all grade levels are encouraged to teach students about the consequences of poor driving decisions with Impact Teen Drivers, a national resource for safe driving education. The site allows users to develop their own lessons and includes grade-appropriate building blocks. Learn more.
Sign an agreementThe Parent-Teen Driver’s Agreement, a customizable contract, helps parents outline consequences and rewards for teen driving practices. The template can be downloaded on the Center for Disease Control website. Learn more. Image Source: State Farm on Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/statefarm/
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