Mar
25
2014

RANDOLPH, KS -- Today, the FCCLA Chapter from Blue Valley Randolph High School hosted The Century Council’s IKnowEverything teen driver safety program game show for a school assembly. IKnowEverything is an integrated teen driver safety program that highlights the issues of drunk driving and distracted driving, and reiterates that parents have the most influence on their teen’s driving behaviors. The program also reinforces that teens already “know everything” about how to be a safe driver and covers critical topics including drinking alcohol underage and driving, distracted driving, late night driving, speeding, number of passengers, and license restrictions.

The assembly, which included 70 students from the 9th through 12th grades, consisted of a game show style event in which the attendees used handheld devices to answer questions about safe driving practices. The student participants’ answers are collected anonymously and will be part of a nationwide survey of teen drivers from high schools across the United States. The results will help The Century Council bring awareness to the gaps in new teen driver’s knowledge and how we can best address that as a community.

Also in attendance was Crystal Moe, Director of The Office of The Attorney General Derek Schmidt (Kansas) and Megan Henry, District Representative for Senator Jerry Moran. Special speakers included Officer Mitch Morgan, Blue Valley HS SRO from Riley County Police Department and Officer Matt Gambrel, North County, from Riley County Police Department.

“As a principal, I am always looking for ways to keep the students of Blue Valley Randolph High School safe,” said Marion Mazouch, Principal, Blue Valley Randolph High School. “When The Century Council and FCCLA asked to host an IKnowEverything event on our campus I was excited and I hope that it helps them remember to pay attention one hundred percent of the time.”

“Teen driver safety is a really important issue and we are excited to carry out this nationwide survey of teen drivers,” said Ralph Blackman, President and CEO of The Century Council. “The responses we received at Blue Valley Randolph High School and the rest of the schools nationwide will help us to better understand the gaps in preparedness of new teen drivers in the United States and we can work to address those gaps through education in the future.”

 

Contact: 
Genevieve Adams, AdamsG@centurycouncil.org, 202-637-0077