CLAFLIN — “Two eyes on the road, two hands on the wheel” is a safe driving principle, and students in USD 112 are encouraged to make a commitment to do just that. There is an added bonus in that they are eligible to receive a grant for participation and votes.
Go to www.celebratemydrive.com and vote for them once a day from Oct. 15-24, answer a couple of safety questions and make a safe driving commitment. Central Plains High School is the only high school in the area participating.
The questionnaire asks basic safety questions. The first is “using a seat belt reduces risk of injury in a car crash by what percentage?” The correct answer is 50 percent. The second asks between two pictures, which student is modeling safe driving habits.
The schools with the most votes are eligible for grants. 90 schools receive $25,000 grants; 10 schools receive $100,000; and two schools receive concerts with The Band Perry.
The contest runs between October 15-24. The 100 high schools with the most commitments can win the prizes.
Only registered high schools will be eligible to win prizes.
The website also provides statistics about safe driving. According to the website, more teens die from car crashes than any other cause, and the first year of driving is the most dangerous.
Users can enter one per day.
That’s what Celebrate My Drive is about – celebrating this big, new life of freedom that comes with a driver’s license. Part of that life means making smart choices behind the wheel, which is why we’re spreading the message of 2N2® – 2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel. It’s a simple habit that can reduce distracted driving and help new drivers build confidence on the road.
Students, parents and other community members still participate in Celebrate My Drive® by making online safe driving commitments even if their high school is not registered to participate.
To create a more level playing field between small and large high schools, high schools have been divided into one of two categories at the time of registration. The leaderboard, which will rank the top 50 small and 50 large high schools, will be updated approximately every five minutes until Oct. 23, when it will be removed.