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Allstate Foundation Get There Safe Sweepstakes

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This is part of a sponsored safety campaign with #DiMe Media and Allstate Foundation. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

I remember what an exciting time in life it was when I first learned to drive. I felt happy and nervous all at the same time. I recently learned from the Allstate Foundation website is that parents are the number one influence on their teenage drivers. Knowing this makes me feel empowered. There are many useful downloadable tools and resources on the website. One in particular, which I will use, to begin with is the Parent Teen Driver agreement. It clearly and specifically states the dos and don’ts of what is expected of your teen driver when they are behind the wheel.

The Allstate Foundation launched it’s #GetThereSafe program which asks teen not to engage in three risky behaviors that course teen crash fatalities:

  1. Speeding.
  2. Failure to wear a seatbelt.
  3. Distractions caused by teen passengers in the car.

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Tips for Parents

Be a passenger.

Ride with your teen driver at least 30 minutes a week especially during the first year your teen is licensed.

Follow Driving Laws

Use these laws as a starting point to setting your own rules of the road for your child.

Lead By Example

Remember your teen is always watching you.

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The Allstate Foundation’s signature program – teen safe driving – is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Over the past decade, the Foundation has reached more than 56 million people with resources and information that have contributed to driving down teen car crash fatalities by nearly 48 percent. The work continues, especially during the summer months, which are the deadliest for teen drivers in the United States.

The Foundation is running a social media sweepstakes through July 3. The public is invited to post messages on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #GetThereSafe and @Allstate. All eligible entries will be placed into daily drawings to win $1,000. For more information about Driving Change, visit

 

Have you entered the @Allstate #GetThereSafe Instagram #sweeps? HURRY the promotion ends July 3 but you can learn valuable information for your #teen #young drivers: http://bit.ly/1RECz7l #Ad

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  • These are really great tips for teen drivers. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Robin Rue

    My kids will be driving before I know it. I really do worry about their safety. There are so many distractions.

  • debbielq

    I’m so thankful that my children learned to drive before cell phones were common, even though there were of course many distractions even then. Now I just have to worry when my grandchildren get old enough to drive.

  • It is a wonder teens survive those early driving years. Too many distractions and they feel invincible.

  • Corina Ramos

    I love these tips. My youngest (teen) just learned how to drive, and it was quite the journey.

  • LifeAsTwins

    Allstate sounds really good, I hear a lot about it. I should look into it more.

  • Michelle Hwee

    This is awesome! 🙂 Thanks for the info on the sweeps! I didn’t hear about this until now! Thanks for sharing!!

  • My son is 15 right now and he has already started asking me to let him practice driving. I’ve given in a couple of times in empty parking lots.

  • Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com

    This is great! My kids aren’t close to driving yet but it scares me for when that time does come!

    • That’s how I felt, too when my kids were younger.

  • Leading by example is important. That’s what my husband and I did and when it was my son’s turn to drive, he is following all rules.

  • Theresa

    I like your idea of riding with your kid. Especially just after getting a license, I think it’s easy for parents to think their kids are ready to go out by themselves all the time.

  • These are some really great tips. Thankfully I have 10 years before mine is old enough to drive

  • My kids weren’t allowed to have friends in the car for six months after being licensed. It’s exactly because of what you said — the distractions.

  • Driving is such a scary thing. So much responsibility. Thanks for the tips!