Hamilton joins campaign to commit to safe driving

Hamilton High School students are rallying community members to commit to safe driving to reverse the startling statistic that car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the U.S. and Canada. The school is participating in Celebrate My Drive®, a program that celebrates the fun of getting a driver’s license while teaching all drivers positive habits to help avoid car crashes.

Hamilton High School’s driver education instructor Jackie Rottler said, “I hope we can raise awareness in our community about teenagers making good choices when they are behind the wheel and driving in our busy community.”

Community members can support the school’s effort by logging on to www.celebratemydrive.com between Oct. 18 and 26 to make a safe driving commitment. The school with the most safe-driving commitments will win $100,000 and a possible concert by Kelly Clarkson.

Car crashes are the number one killer of teens, 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, a winnable public health battle, by engaging teens while they learn to drive in a supportive and positive way. Learn more about the initiative at www.celebratemydrive.com.