State Farm recognizes the importance of teen driver safety education and is committed to driving down fatalities by supporting teen traffic safety. This week, national speaker Kevin Brooks will present to teens in the Broward County area and share tips on how to speak up and stay safe in a vehicle. The event, hosted by the Florida Teen Safe Driving Coalition and sponsored through a grant from State Farm and the Florida Department of Transportation, brings a traffic safety speaker to high schools as a way to educate teens in Florida on the importance of making smart decisions while driving or as passengers.
Parents are proven to be among the most influential safe driving role models in a teen’s life, yet often, teens report that their parents are the main perpetrators of poor driving behavior behind the wheel. In partnership with State Farm, the Florida Teen Safe Driving Coalition created a new series of PSA videos to help promote safe driving education and behavior among parents (and teens.)
Full Version: https://youtu.be/4ftlI_7e1c8
The Drive to Save Lives tour features Kevin Brooks, a normal guy who made a poor choice that turned tragic. Kevin and his childhood friend, Brandon, left a party intoxicated and driving in excessive speeds. The result – a horrific crash that Kevin did not walk away from and Brandon did not survive. Today, from his wheelchair, Kevin tells his life-changing story to audiences across North America.
Car crashes are the number one cause of death for teens, yet these crashes are preventable. According to NHTSA, novice teen drivers are twice as likely as adult drivers to be involved in a fatal car crash. This is primarily due to lack of experience and the inability to stand up for themselves when feeling unsafe in a car.
|Nov 6, 2019||9:00am and 1:15PM – West Broward High School – 500 NW 209th Ave, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029|
|Nov 7, 2019||9:00am – South Broward High School – 1901 N Federal Hwy. Hollywood, FL 33020
1:15pm – Somerset Academy Key Charter – 959 SE 6th Ave. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
|Nov 8, 2019||11:15am-12:25pm – Coral Springs Charter High School– 3205 N. University Dr., Coral Springs, FL 33065
1:35pm – 2:35pm – Coral Springs Charter High School– 3205 N. University Dr., Coral Springs, FL 33065
About Florida Teen Safe Driving Coalition
The Florida Teen Safe Driving Coalition (FTSDC) supports the engagement, education, and mobilization of members in the community to work collectively on developing and improving teen safe driving programs, practices, and activities and thereby save lives in Florida and expanding a culture of teen safe driving. The FTSDC pursues the recommendations of assessments done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as the objectives established by the Florida Strategic Highway Safety Plan. Membership of the FTSDC includes representatives from relevant Florida state departments and agencies, law enforcement, judiciary, highway safety advocacy groups, Federal agencies, private businesses, as well as concerned citizens.
About State Farm®:
The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its nearly 19,000 agents and approximately 58,000 employees serve approximately 83 million policies and accounts – approximately 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies and approximately 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 36 on the 2018 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit https://www.statefarm.com.