GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (WILX) — Keeping teens safe on the roads and preventing traffic accidents — that’s the goal of an ongoing campaign at thirty-eight schools across the state.
One of these schools is Grand Ledge High School.
The program is called “Strive for A Safer Drive” or “S4SD”.
Students team up and create PowerPoint presentations and road safety videos to present to their peers.
“We’ve actually lost a few Grand Ledge students – not in my years, but in years past – so it was very important to me to include everyone in safety awareness,” says Camryn Miuta , senior mentor at Grand Ledge High School. “It’s so important.”
The initiative aims to reduce serious traffic crashes, injuries and deaths among Michigan’s most inexperienced drivers – teens – by educating them on how to prevent crashes.
“We started the campaign by handing out candies with simple facts about safe driving as well as statistics from years past on accidents and how to prevent them,” said Braylond Price, a student leader.
Schools will submit their campaigns and the top five will receive cash prizes ranging from $500 to $1,500. Since the program launched in 2011, 176 Michigan schools have participated.
You will find more information about the program HERE.
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