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ROANOKE, V.A. – Virginia schools will kick off a teen safe driving campaign this week to increase
awareness about the higher risk of crashes for teens during warm weather months.

The campaign, called "Arrive Alive," addresses the issues associated with driving in spring and summer and helps teens develop life]long save driving habits. It is sponsored by Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO) and the Virginia State Police Association (VSPA). The "Arrive Alive" campaign will kick off on April 1 and run through May 17.

During the campaign, student groups at each participating school will sponsor activities that focus on the top causes of teen crashes during warm weather months.

Emphasis will be placed on:
Slowing down and obeying posted speed limits, Limiting the number of teen passengers in the vehicle and obeying Virginia's passenger limitation laws for teens, Distraction]free driving, including no texting or cell phone use while driving, Alcohol and drug]free driving and obeying Virginia's Zero Tolerance Law for teens, Buckling up on every ride, "Cruising" and other risky driving behaviors, Driving safely during prom and graduation celebratory events.


In additional to educational activities, each school competing in this year's campaign will hold distracted driving checks as students arrive at school to determine the number of students who drive distracted.

Schools will also have pledge banner signings to encourage students to make a safe driving promise.

"Research shows that teen]related car crashes spike in May and continue throughout the summer," explained Sarah Watson, YOVASO Program Development Coordinator. "Teens are out later at night, driving more often and paying less attention to the road. The "Arrive Alive" campaign was created to increase awareness of these problem areas and eliminate these tragedies."

Arrive Alive is a statewide competition and schools that place in the top three will win cash prizes sponsored by The Allstate Foundation. The prizes will include $500 for first, $300 for second, and $200 for third.

In addition, YOVASO and UNITE International have teamed up to offer a teen driving safety PSA contest with this campaign. The winner of the PSA contest will receive a day with the UNITE International DUI/DWI Simulator. Videos will be featured on arrivealivetour.com and voted on by individuals across the nation. The contest will run from April 1 to May 1.

For more information about the campaign or the YOVASO Program, call Mary King, Program
Administrator, or Sarah Watson, Program Development Coordinator, at 540]345]0003 or visit the website at yovaso.net. YOVASO is Virginia's Peer]to]Peer Education and Prevention Program for Teen Driver Safety. It is sponsored by the Virginia State Police Association and funded by a grant from the Virginia Highway Safety Office. Membership is free and is open to all Virginia high schools and middle schools. YOVASO currently has 119 member schools.

 

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