Rock Springs High School Health Academy, State Farm agent Amber Kramer, and Impact Teen Drivers (ITD) recently joined forces to recognize National Distracted Driving Awareness Month (NDDAM) and challenged teen drivers and passengers to do their part to stop the number one killer of teens in the U.S.—preventable car crashes.
“ITD is privileged to partner with State Farm and remind all drivers that keeping two hands on the wheel, your eyes on the road, and your mind focused on the drive saves lives,” said Dr. Kelly Browning, Executive Director,
Impact Teen Drivers.
State Farm is proud to support Impact Teen Drivers’ education efforts in Wyoming. local State Farm Agent Amber Kramer worked to connect ITD with student leaders from the Rock Spring High School Health Academy to engage, educate, and empower young riders to speak up, and relay the importance of developing good driving and riding habits.
Every year we lose nearly 4,000 teens from preventable car crashes—that is 11 teens dying every single day—the equivalent of a starting football lineup.
We asked the kids to take the pledge to buckle up in every seat- every ride, and to always speak up in unsafe situations.State Farm Insurance Agent Amber Kramer
Furthermore, half of the young people lost last year in car crashes involving a teen driver were passengers. The vast majority of these crashes don’t involve drugs and alcohol, but simple everyday choices that can divert our attention away from our driving for a moment.
A moment that can change lives forever. Reckless and distracted driving is 100% preventable. It’s a choice and we each have the power to stop the number one killer of teens.
Today’s event, led by Rock Spring High School Academy students, was designed to engage, educate, and empower 5th and 6th grade students to buckle up, speak up anytime they feel unsafe in a car, put away all
distractions, and to always be respectful passengers to prepare them to make the right choices behind the wheel when they become drivers themselves.
If you are interested in learning more about distracted driving and solutions to eliminate teen car crashes, please reach out to Impact Teen Drivers. Please visit Impactteendrivers.org/Wyoming or call our office at (916) 733-7432 for further information.