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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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High schools eye major prizes as they rally communities around teen driver safety

High schools eye major prizes as they rally communities around teen driver safety

South Lafourche High school registered for Celebrate My Drive® powered by State Farm® are in the running for a share in millions of dollars in grant awards, and maybe even one of two private concerts by GRAMMY® Nominated The Band Perry. Students and communities are working together to heighten awareness about safe driving and asking for online safe driving commitments to help them win. Everyone age 14 and up can help.

As part of the program, State Farm agent Ashley Barrios is asking for assistance from the public with commitments and will be celebrating at the South Lafourche Homecoming Game Friday October 17, from 5-9 p.m. with jambalaya, refreshments and novelty items. “Celebrate My Drive is all about keeping teens safe on the road. Let’s rally around our new drivers and support them by making our own safe driving commitments,” said Barrios.

The program, which emphasizes positive driving messages such as 2N2® – 2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel - is in its third year. Last year more than 6.3 million safe driving commitments were made in support of high schools across the U.S. and Canada. Online safe driving commitments can be made on behalf of registered high schools Oct.15-24.

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About Celebrate My Drive®:
Celebrate My Drive is a different approach to a leading public health risk. Car crashes are the number one 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