Teens asked to commit to safe driving, win grant

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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.

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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.

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