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Help make driving safe

This post is sponsored by State Farm. Opinions are my own.

Did you know that auto crashes are the number one cause of death among teens in North America? As the mother of two children, this statistic is terrifying to me. The good news is that this number can be lowered when we all practice good safe driving and State Farm has teamed up with Kelly Clarkson to help reinforce this important issue.

Celebrate my drive

During the week of October 18-26, State Farm is encouraging all of us to make safe driving commitments on behalf of our local high school. Your high school can even win a grant or a concert from Kelly Clarkson. State Farm agents will also be hosting student-focused events across North America.

What I love about Celebrate My Drive, is that it gives communities a chance to rally around young drivers and encourage them to make safe driving choices every time they’re behind the wheel. I know that I want my kids to be safe drivers when they grow up, and until then, I try to set a good example for them when I’m behind the wheel.

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You can register your high school for a chance to win at CelebrateMyDrive.com! You can also learn more about the program on Facebook.

Enter to win a $50 Visa GC

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I have 4 tickets to see Kelly Clarkson in Texas NEXT WEEK!

Wednesday, September 18 Austin 360 Amphitheater (2 tickets)
Thursday, September 19 Woodlands Pavilion (2 tickets)

Winners will be drawn Monday morning at midnight on Sunday EST and tickets will be mailed overnight. To enter, RT the Tweet below. Be sure to CHECK YOUR TWITTER + DM’s on Monday morning. You snooze, you lose! :) Very fast moving contest but oh-so-fun!!!


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  1. September 13, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

    I think this is a great initiative. It’s good to see celebrities , that many young adults look up to, put effort into having a postive effect in the world.

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  2. September 13, 2013 @ 3:55 pm
    Gregg

    Who wouldn’t want a $50 Gift Card? Thanks for the contest!!

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  3. September 13, 2013 @ 3:59 pm
    Rebecca Orr

    I think it is a gat initiative. A lot of teens look up to Kelly and I think she will be a great example to them. Driving is something that is a privilege and requires a lot of attention. It is really hard to do anything else while driving. Let a lone texting or making calls. The best thing for teens to do is turn their phone off and keep it in the glove box.

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  4. September 13, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
    Alisha Fitch

    I think it’s awesome ! We needs teens and adults driving safer.

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  5. September 13, 2013 @ 4:14 pm
    Christine M.

    I think it is great and hope a lot of teens and parents get involved in this campaign. When I learned to drive my only distraction was the radio.

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  6. September 13, 2013 @ 4:17 pm
    Lalita Malone

    I am SO behind the Celebrate My Drive message. I personally have a new teen driver that got her license 6 months ago. She’s a 17 year old Senior in high school who drives a stick shift to and from school every day. I cannot stress enough how focused a teen needs to be behind the wheel in this day and age. I’m so glad to hear about State Farm & Kelly Clarkson are teaming up to spread the message with this initiative!

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  7. September 13, 2013 @ 4:20 pm
    April Yedinak

    I think any encouragement we can give people to make better choices when driving can only be good. Case in point, this morning when I was driving back from dropping my kids off at school someone didn’t appreciate that I was driving slow in the school zone. They zoomed over onto the shoulder and sped along beside me. I imagine the stupified/enraged look on my face was something to behold.

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  8. September 13, 2013 @ 4:27 pm
    Darilyn Sue

    I hope I win!

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  9. September 13, 2013 @ 4:31 pm
    Katie

    I love any initiative that encourages young drivers to make safe driving choices every time they’re behind the wheel. I’ve seen the way some youth drive and it’s kind of scary. I like that they are rallying behind them.

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  10. September 13, 2013 @ 4:34 pm
    anastasia b

    This is great as I witness too many ‘feeling invincible’ teenage drivers being really unsafe on the road, often at the expense of the innocent – like moms who drive carefully with their kids. I wasn’t the safest driver either when I was a teen! I’ve had a few wake up calls :)

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  11. September 13, 2013 @ 4:39 pm
    Nancy

    I think this is a great initiative. We need to encourage young drivers to drive safely. Any program to encourage any driver of any age to drive safely has my support!

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  12. September 13, 2013 @ 4:45 pm
    Kim Henrichs

    I love it! Anything to make drivers safer, I’m behind 100%!!

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  13. September 13, 2013 @ 4:51 pm
    Lisa Brown

    i think it is a good initiative, and i hope it does some good to better the driving habit of the young.

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  14. September 13, 2013 @ 4:54 pm
    Rust

    I think this is another great effort on the part of State Farm, in line with their image of promoting safe driving as long as i can remember

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  15. September 13, 2013 @ 4:55 pm
    pinky sade

    i think it’s great as kids need to be aware and take responsibility. driving safely is something everyone needs to do.

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  16. September 13, 2013 @ 4:58 pm
    Linda Stewart

    I think anything that helps young drivers learn safe driving is worth the time it takes to present it. To often tragedies happen, that could have been avoided, had proper driving habits been instilled.

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  17. September 13, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
    Diane

    This is a wonderful thing! I watched way too many car crashes in my 4 years of high school.

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  18. September 13, 2013 @ 5:01 pm
    Sheila K.

    Anything that works toward the increased safety of teen drivers is a good thing for all of us!

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  19. September 13, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

    With as many problems as we have in today’s world – we need more initiatives like this!! Thanks for the great info Crissy!!

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  20. September 13, 2013 @ 5:04 pm

    This is a great initiative. It’s scary how many people, and not just teens, that you see using their phones, smoking, putting on makeup, etc. while driving.

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