Teenagers can be bad drivers. Among 14- to 18-year-olds, car accidents are the major cause of death, according to State Farm Insurance.
So State Farm has started a contest across the United States called “Celebrate my Drive.” The purpose of the contest is to promote safe driving among teens.
“One of the things we are trying to get is community involvement,” said Nathan Vaughn, agent with State Farm. “We are trying to get the community to promote safe driving.”
To be eligible for participation, school administrators had to submit the name of their school to State Farm. Some area high schools are participating in the contest.
The contest works by having students, administrators, faculty, parents and community members go to a website, www.celebratemydrive.com, and sign a commitment. Signing up shows that an individual is supporting safe driving and supporting their school at the same time.
Vaughn said they can sign up every day until (Oct.) 26.
Read more in the Wednesday print edition of the Times-News or in the expanded electronic edition.