Top Teen Driver Safety Campaigns of the Year Announced

With more and more emphasis being placed on educating the young drivers about the proper way to act and react behind the wheel, the naming of the top ten most interesting and effective driver safety campaigns for 2010-2011 comes just in time.

As part of the Project Ignition program, coordinated by the National Youth Leadership Council, a list of the best such campaigns was made public. The creators of each winning campaign will receive $5,000 to support their participation in the National Service-Learning Conference in the spring of 2012.

"Project Ignition uses service-learning to help teens create safe driving campaigns they believe will influence their peers' driving behaviors,"
said Kellie Clapper, VP of Community Relations for State Farm, the sponsor of the project. "As a company committed to reducing teen car crashes, we are very interested in learning from these remarkable young people."

Several studies released in recent months have concluded that the risk at which teens expose themselves while behind the wheel are increasing. And so do the casualty reports. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that teens are involved in three times more fatal crashes than older drivers. During the summer days, from May to August, the road death toll among teens doubles, reaching an average of 16 crashes each day (usually, that number is nine crashes each day).

Below is the list of winning creators of the teen driving campaigns:
  • Belton High School Freshman Center, Belton, Mo.
  • Fieldcrest High School, Minonk, Ill.
  • Freedom High School, Bethlehem, Pa.
  • Hoosick Falls Central School, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.
  • Idabel High School, Idabel, Okla.
  • London High School, London, Ohio
  • Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
  • R.O.W.V.A. High School, Oneida, Ill.
  • Shelton High School, Shelton, Wash.
  • Springlake-Earth High School, Earth, Texas 
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