Wakefield High School, Raleigh, NC
Wakefield High School will participate in the Allstate Teen Safe Driving Program in conjunction with their Just Think First Program. For 3 consecutive years, the JUST THINK FIRST…Choices Count program has been presented to the Healthful Living classes with an ANTI-TEXTING presentation. Approximately 800 students heard a safe driving message on September 27, 2012 about texting and driving and the importance of making good choices in a car. This anti-texting presentation is done several times throughout the school year and is presented by Master State Trooper Tommy Davis with the NC Highway Patrol. Students drove through an obstacle course on a golf cart, weaving through stop signs, cones, and various distractions that represent what one might find on the road, while receiving text messages from other participating students. Afterwards, a PowerPoint and video presentation emphasized figures, facts and statistics about texting and driving. Students received a rubber arm band embossed with the slogan JUST THINK FIRST and signed a safe driving pledge before they leave.
Allstate Agent Amy Brewer attended the Sophomore Symposium on March 15, 2013 and spoke to students about teen driving safety. Allstate Agent Thomas Walters, also a member of the SAVE board of Directors, took part in the X the TXT teen safe driving event on April 11, 2013.
The spring events will take place April 10 & 11 and May 8 & 9, 2013. The Wakefield SAVE Chapter Advisor is Dr. Vivian Wells.
Anti-Texting presentations (Page 7) – Wakefield High School PTA Newsletter – March 2013
Media Alert: Wakefield High School SAVE Chapter To Host “Just Think First” Symposium March 15 – March 15, 2013
PRESS RELEASE: Wakefield High School SAVE Chapter & Allstate To Promote Teen Safe Driving Awareness – April 10, 2013