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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Allie Klynderud
Teens Learn How to be Safe and Financially Smart Behind the Wheel
BROOKLYN CENTER, MN – Every year, more than 13,000 Minnesota teenagers are involved in an automobile accident. While the majority of these incidents are minor fender-benders, several dozen resulted in fatalities. Teaching young drivers the importance of practicing safe driving skills on the road is a priority. Allstate Insurance and BestPrep are bringing this message to high school classrooms around the state through a series of presentations designed to teach students that while safety is paramount, there are also financial ramifications of practicing safe driving skills.
“Many students don’t realize the economic benefits of driving safely and earning good grades,” says Christian Hansen.
On May 2, Hansen presented to Andrea Kemink’s AVID class at Brooklyn Center High School, on the importance of driver safety and the need for teenagers to understand the financial impact of driving decisions. The presentation, entitled Insurance Matters, focused on talking with teens about the 100 Deadliest Days – from prom to Labor Day – when teen fatalities due to car accidents peak. Agents aim to teach teens how to save lives – and money – through save driving.
“Anything we can do as agents to improve the safety of teen driving, we must do,” says Hansen. “Being able to reach students with the Insurance Matters presentation helps students focus on the critical responsibility they have when they get behind the wheel.”