American Family awards teens, parents who make pledge to safe driving practices
Three high schools have some additional funds this spring, thanks to their strong participation in the Teen Safe Driver Pledge program.
The competition winners — Pleasanton (Neb.) High School, Armour (S.D.) High School and Lake Preston (S.D.) High School — placed first, second and third in the competition, receiving $25,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively.
More than 400 high schools throughout the United States took part in the program, which encouraged parents and teenage drivers to enter into an online driver safety agreement. All participating schools earned an automatic cash prize from program sponsor American Family Insurance.
Other top-ranking schools include:
- Lincoln (Neb.) Lutheran High School
- Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park, Kan.
- Tuscola (Ill.) High School
- Lourdes Central Catholic High School, Nebraska City, Neb.
- Jackson County (Minn.) Central High School
- Saint Thomas More High School, Rapid City, S.D.
- Madison (S.D.) High School
The contest supplemented American Family's existing Teen Safe Driver ProgramSM, which is available at no cost to all American Family auto insurance customers who have beginning drivers in their household.
Introduced in 2007 in association with DriveCam Inc., the Teen Safe Driver Program provides teens and their parents an in-vehicle video and audio unit that captures risky driving behaviors. Parents log in to www.teensafedriver.com to view the driving report card, video events and coaching tips, including an objective, third-party assessment of the teen driver's driving performance compared with other teens.