Being 16 is hard. You have to worry about getting good grades, staying on good terms with your BFF, when you’ll get your first kiss, and of course, getting your driver’s license.
But once teen drivers get that coveted license, the hard part is only just beginning. Getting used to the rules of the road, maintaining your focus on driving, and remembering to wear your seat belt are just a few of the challenges teens face behind the wheel.
Parents and teachers can tell kids to put their cell phone away on the road, turn the music down, and to obey the speed limit until they’re blue in the face. But sometimes teens are more likely to listen to their peers. That’s why Erie Insurance has the Lookin’ Out program.
Lookin’ Out activities are created by teens, for teens, to enforce the importance of safe, undistracted driving. Groups of kids are eligible for grants of up to $2,000 from ERIE to support safe driving activities.
Why do we think that teen driving safety is so important? Because car accidents are the number one killer of teenagers. If we can get kids to stop and think about their actions, and pay a little more attention to the road, we can save lives. And that’s something worth doing.
Call us at 410-897-9890 for more information.