On Aug. 24 students at Centennial High School signed and raised a #GetThereSafe flag to educate their peers about the main causes of car crashes. The #GetThereSafe flag is part of The Allstate Foundation’s effort to encourage teens to engage in safe driving behaviors and avoid crashes during the summer, which is the deadliest season on the road for young drivers.
Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of American teens, causing more teen deaths each year than homicide, suicide and cancer. The #GetThereSafe program encourages teens to focus on limiting three risky driving behaviors that cause most teen driving related deaths– speeding, failure to wear a seatbelt and distractions caused by teen passengers.
Centennial High School is one of more than 500 schools across the country participating in the program in 2016.
“Simple actions like buckling up, slowing down and limiting the number of friends in the car can save lives,” said David Brooks, an Allstate agency owner in Glendale. “Through #GetThereSafe, we hope to increase awareness about the main causes of teen crashes and inspire teens to be safer drivers.”