Allstate Hosts Family Driving Challenge at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds AL

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at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds AL



Some Birmingham area teens and parents gathered at the Barber Motorsports Park this afternoon to participate in a public awareness campaign designed to educate drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.  In this day of cell phones and iPods, all ages are multi-tasking behind the wheel of a vehicle......and causing lots of accidents! 


Allstate Insurance is hosting the Family Driving Challenge in 38 cities across the country to help drivers see how quickly an accident can happen and raise awareness to make our roads safer for everyone.


Professional driving instructors take teen-parent teams on an obstacle course, distracting them with eating and drinking, phone calls, texting and even rowdy passengers.  The more distractions the drivers have to deal with, the more trouble they have staying on the course and avoiding the obstacles. 


Statistics from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration show that distracted driving attributed to nearly 6,000 fatalities in 2008 and 25% of crashes.  Vehicle accidents continue to be the number one killer of teens in America and drivers under the age of 20 made up the highest percentage of fatal accidents related to distracted driving.


Although teens are at higher risk, even more experienced drivers are likely to cause a crash when they are not paying attention.  It is important for parents to set a good example for their kids.....a survey of teens revealed that 90% said parents were the biggest influence on their driving habits!


 Allstate Family Driving Challenge


Buckle up, put down those cell phones and BE SAFE!



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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Using cell phones while driving is a real hot button issue for me.  I have been nearly anihalated twice in the past month with users who continue to do so.  It's been illegal in California for over a year, but some cell phone using drivers are still out there!

Aug 16, 2010 02:51 PM #1
David Spencer
Keller Williams Northland - Kansas City, MO
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I bought some new Calloway Irons that would lower my score to compete with the prizes. I also have some rel estate that would improve your bottom line.

Aug 16, 2010 02:51 PM #2
Larry Atkins
State Wide Realty Co. - Farmville, VA

Distracted teenagers driving can be outright terrifying, I hope this challenge is a success.

Aug 17, 2010 03:20 AM #3
Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS

What a great event this will be.  The thought of my teen texting and driving scares me to death!  Hugs to you girl :)

Aug 17, 2010 02:14 PM #4
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Talking on the phone is so last year. People are texting while driving now! It's downright scary to go out on the freeways with them.

Aug 19, 2010 04:13 PM #5
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