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Program focuses on teen driving safety


Posted on behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Sep 27, 2014 in Car Accidents

As readers are likely well aware, breaking bad habits is often difficult. This is true regardless of what the bad habit is, including those that take place behind the wheel of a car. Perhaps the best way to address bad habits is to prevent them from happening in the first place. If this is the case, where driving is concerned, the matter should be addressed starting with teen drivers.

In some cases simply shining a light on an issue is enough to make an impact. Perhaps based at least in part on that theory, a safe driving program sponsored by State Farm Insurance is being held in a Connecticut community. Called Celebrate My Drive, the program seeks to get schools located throughout the country to participate in a competition for prizes. The contest takes place during Teen Driver Safety Week which starts October 15 and runs through October 24. In addition to monetary prizes a school could win a concert by a popular band.

At the free event, which is organized by a student group focused on safe driving habits as well as parents, attendees will be entertained by several local bands. In addition to the musical performances, there will be a dunk tank and food available for purchase. The organizers are hoping to communicate information regarding teen driver safety as well. Specifically they seek to highlight dangerous driving habits such as texting.

While it is of course possible for individuals of all ages to be involved in car accidents, the inexperience generally tied to teen drivers places them in a unique position, where more such incidents could occur.

Whenever someone is hurt in a car accident, regardless of the ages of the individuals involved, it is important that they attend to their injuries in a timely manner. In addition, a personal injury lawsuit might be a worthwhile endeavor.

Source: Hartford Courant, “Concert to promote safe driving set for Oct. 11", Steve Smith, Sept. 26, 2014