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May 21, 2018
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Stillwater News

Stillwater High School and SADD host second annual Safe Driving Week

March 14, 2016 – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To keep Stillwater High School students from being a part of that statistic, the school is partnering with its Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club to keep students informed and safe by hosting its second annual Safe Driving Week, March 14-18.

Safe Driving Week is a campaign designed to help students make good choices and prevent bad decisions when it comes to driving. During the week there will be a variety of activities and reminders for students at school. Those include:

  • Teen driving statistics and safety tips will be played over the morning announcements. At the end of the week, all students will take a multiple choice quiz based on what they’ve learned. Students with a perfect score will be entered in a drawing to win prizes.
  • SADD members will be “chalking” the outside walkway and student parking lot with messages about driving safety.
  • Red ribbons symbolizing drunk driving prevention will be placed on car antennas.
  • Every student will watch a five-minute video in Physical Education class about the importance of driving smart.

“SADD is pleased to partner with the school to bring Safe Driving Week to our students. Our SADD members believe it is critical to help bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving and encourage our classmates to be as safe as they can,” said SADD Advisor and Stillwater Librarian Amy Carpenter.

“We’re just hoping to reach students in multiple ways. We want them to understand that the impact of their decisions while driving is pivotal. With so many distractions in our environment, we want students to make positive choices as they continue to grow and become adults,” said Paul Morcone, Stillwater K-12 assistant principal.

This campaign is part of the school’s overall prevention plan. It coincides with the Stillwater High School mission, to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them throughout their daily lives.

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