YOVASO is kicking off a safe spring and summer with the Arrive Alive Campaign in partnership with the Virginia State Police, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, and State Farm! Schools (Middle Schools and High Schools) and youth groups may participate anytime between April 5 and August 31, 2021. This free peer-to-peer driver and passenger safety campaign is designed to establish safe driving and passenger behaviors among youth and teens during the high-risk warm weather months.
According to statistics, the months between May and September are the most dangerous for young drivers. During this time period, teens tend to engage in more risky driving behaviors, putting them at risk to be involved in a traffic crash.
The campaign goal is to prevent speeding and other risky behaviors among teens and to promote teens and all youth buckling up and making responsible traffic safety choices during the spring and summer months.
- 63% of young driver-related fatal crashes in 2020 were speed-related; an increase of 7% over the prior year.
- 55% of the teens killed in crashes in 2020 were unrestrained; a decrease of 2% over the prior year. *All 2020 data is preliminary and provided by Virginia DMV
This competition gives us the opportunity to provide a chance for prizes to middle schools and high schools who are interested. A judging panel organized by YOVASO will select a first, second, and third place winner in the high school and middle school division. Prizes funded by State Farm will be awarded as follows: 1st Place – $300, 2nd Place – $200, and 3rd Place – $100.
Read More: Arrive Alive Campaign – YOVASO
~Info is from Sponsor letter