Teens asked to commit to safe driving, win grant


LEWISTON — Lewiston High School staff and students are committed to keeping teens safe on the road. As such, they are asking residents 14 years old and older to visit www.celebratemydrive.com once a day — every day —  from Oct. 15 to 24, to make a safe driving commitment.

The more safe driving commitments the community makes, the better Lewiston High School’s chance of winning a $100,000 grant and possibly a private concert by GRAMMY nominated the Band Perry. On a daily basis, an individual may make one commitment per valid email address.

Celebrate My Drive is a different approach to a leading public health risk. The campaign, powered by State Farm Insurance, notes that car crashes are the number one cause of teen deaths, 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 by engaging teens while they learn to drive in a supportive and positive way, to include advocating driving 2N2®: 2 eyes on the road and 2 hands on the wheel.

Last year, Lewiston High School participated in Celebrate My Drive and was extremely successful. The school finished among the top 50 schools in the United States and earned a $25,000 grant for the Franklin Pasture Capital Improvement Project. It is the hope of the school that they can improve on last year’s success and finish in the top five.