University High School FCCLA chapter on the teen driver safety frontlines with 'IKnowEverything' program
Morgantown, WV -- Today, the FCCLA Chapter from University High School hosted The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility’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 131 students from 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 Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility bring awareness to the gaps in new teen driver’s knowledge and how we can best address that as a community.
"When the FCCLA asked to host an ‘IKnowEverything’ event on our campus, I welcomed this opportunity for our students to learn and to reinforce key aspects of driver safety," said Shari Burgess, Principal, University High School. “I hope that this event helps students to remember to pay attention to safety at all times.”
“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 Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. “The responses we received at University 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 Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility 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.www.responsibility.org.
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