To Promote Smart-Driving Reforms, Sayville High School Students “Are In Good Hands With Allstate”
No one wants to become a tragic statistic. Yet, crash rates are highest for drivers who are 16-19 years old, and motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers.
Allstate Insurance Company is working with Sayville High School to change teen perceptions about driving. With a $1000 Safe Teen Driving Grant from Allstate, Sayville High School students will be exploring creative ways to encourage their peers to drive responsibly. Using some of the money for digital and video cameras, the students will develop slide shows and video presentations, for airing on monitors in the cafeteria and on the website, that promote safe driving. The students will also plant 117 tulip bulbs to serve as a visible reminder of the 117 Long Island teens killed between the years 2002 and 2006. As graduation gifts, seniors will be given key chains with drive-safe messages as momentos.
Recently Allstate Insurance Agents Greg Nicols and Kevin McCalfferty met with select Sayville students along with High School Principal Joe Buderman, Advisors ChristianScott and Susan Censoplano to hand them a check for funding their safe-driving campaign.