Drive to Survive teaches safe driving to local students

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HOLLAND, Mich. (WOTV)-Car crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-to18 year olds for more than 30 years, and the first year of driving is the most dangerous. National Teen Driver Safety Week is set for October 19th – 25th. Wednesday, October 15 marks the fourth annual ‘Drive to Survive’ statewide teen safe driving conference in Holland at the Double Tree Hotel. The conference, which is youth-led and organized, boasts notable teen driving safety advocates and experts from around the state and is part of State Farm’s national ‘Celebrate My Drive’ (CMD) initiative, which celebrates the milestone of driving by encouraging and educating teens about safe driving behaviors.

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High schools 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.

“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 Luke Bagnall, Wyoming State Farm Agent. 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.

Learn more at www.celebratemydrive.com and join the conversation on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CelebrateMyDrive.

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