Powell, Celebrate My Drive, come to Mt. Pulaski High School
October 26, 2013, Slideshow By Mike Fak, State Farm agent, Deron Powell and members of the Illinois Department of Transportation came to the Mt. Pulaski High School on Friday to talk to students about the importance of making wise decisions while owning and operating a motor vehicle. The IDOT speakers explained to students the dangers of disregarding or ignoring railroad crossings, especially with the upcoming advent of high speed rail through the area. Ninety two percent of all vehicle/rail accidents are drivers’ fault and the importance of following rules and laws regarding railroad crossings were stressed.
Powell is well known at the high school, coming to drivers’ education classes to explain to students the various insurance needs of a driver and the difference between minimum coverage and adequate coverage. Powell was shadowed during his talk by a State Farm audio/visual team as the Mt. Pulaski High School will be a featured school in next year’s Celebrate My Drive campaign.
Celebrate My Drive® is a different approach to a leading public health risk. Car crashes are the number one killer of teens, and a teen’s first year on the road is the most dangerous. Using research as a guide, State Farm is approaching teen driver safety, a winnable public health battle, by engaging teens while they learn to drive in a supportive and positive way. It’s a community celebration of safe driving habits emphasizing the benefits of safe choices as teens celebrate the freedom that comes with getting a drivers’ license