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February 22, 2017
AAA Sponsors Two Teen Driver Safety Campaigns for this Spring
BURNSVILLE, Mn (February 22, 2017) – Roadway fatalities are rising across the country and Iowa is no exception.  Teen drivers are our most vulnerable drivers due to their lack of experience.  Two of their great risk factors are seat belt usage and impairment.  So, AAA – The Auto Club Group is sponsoring two programs to address these specific topics.

AAA’s “I Got Caught” program partners with Casey’s General Stores and the Iowa State Patrol to encourage seat belt usage amongst the group least likely to buckle up - teens.  Public Resource Officers with the ISP will work with high schools across Iowa to “catch” teens wearing their seat belts and reward them with either a fountain drink or slice of pizza from Casey’s General Stores. 

Additionally, AAA is making AAAPROMise kits available for free to all Iowa high schools in preparation for prom and graduation season when teens are very mobile attending parties for family and friends.  The kit, valued at $200, contains a DVD, pledge board and other materials to allow teens to encourage their friends not to drive impaired or ride with anyone who is impaired during this particular time of year.

Both programs are intended to keep Iowa teens safe as drivers or passengers so they do not join the increasing number of roadway fatalities this Spring.
 
Sergeant Scott Bright, Public Resource Officer and ISP Chaplain Coordinator
Office: (515) 725-0018, Cell: (515) 218-0108, bright@dps.state.ia.us
 
Angela Wood, Casey’s General Stores, 515-965-6211, angela.wood@caseys.com

Contact(s):

Gail Weinholzer
phone: 952.707.4985
About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to over 9 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 56 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.


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