Mar
28
2014

Midlothian, VA -- Today, James River 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 155 students from the 10th 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.

“I am always looking for ways to engage students; I like to bring new fresh perspectives into the classroom,” said Driver Education Coordinator, Brent Vandell from James River High School. “I hope that the information we gain today will somehow make a difference and influence teen’s behavior.”

“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 James River 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.”

About the Century Council

The Century Council has transformed countless lives through programs that contributed to significant reductions in drunk driving and underage drinking. Funded for more than twenty years by the nation’s leading distillers (Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.; Beam, Inc.; Brown-Forman; Constellation Brands, Inc.; DIAGEO; Hood River Distillers, Inc.; and Pernod Ricard USA), we bring individuals, families and communities together to guide a lifetime of conversation around alcohol responsibility. To find out more, visit www.centurycouncil.org.

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