Travelers Rest, SC – November 1, 2018 – Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in South Carolina today. In partnership with State Farm, the Southeastern Chapter – National Safety Council (SCNSC) is committed to ending teen crashes and fatalities through the Alive at 25 Program.
On Monday, November 5, more than 150 students from Travelers Rest High School and Blue Ridge High School will participate in an Alive at 25 Blitz – a free, fun event with pizza and prizes for students. The Blitz will be held at Travelers Rest High School on November 5 from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Each student will receive the training for free, thanks to a sponsorship from Steve Borklund State Farm Insurance Agency.
“We are proud to sponsor this event for our local high school students,” said Steve Borklund, State Farm Agent. “Alive at 25 is a unique driver’s education program, unlike any other. Our teens may know how to operate a vehicle, but they don’t understand the consequences of their actions behind the wheel. Alive at 25 is helping students better understand all of the decisions they face on the road.”
Alive at 25 is a survival course developed by the National Safety Council that focuses on young drivers between the ages of 15-24, the group most likely to be involved in fatal collisions. The program is taught by off-duty law enforcement officers and first responders in a single 4.5-hour session that focuses on the behaviors and decisions young drivers face behind the wheel.
“Our mission is to promote change to eliminate preventable injuries, death and loss in the communities we serve. Thanks to our State Farm partner, Steve Borklund Insurance Agency, we are able to achieve our mission and provide this lifesaving training to Upstate high schools for free,” said Todd Buehrig, SCNSC Director of Advancement.
SCNSC’s Alive at 25 Program is currently offered in 40% of public high schools in South Carolina. To date, more than 163,000 South Carolina teens have completed the program. To learn more about the program, call visit scnsc.org or call (803) 732-6778.
About Southeastern Chapter – National Safety Council
SCNSC is a nonprofit, membership organization based in Irmo, SC. The Council is dedicated to promoting change to eliminate preventable injuries, death and loss in the communities we serve. SCNSC accomplishes this mission by providing training courses for defensive driving, OSHA compliance and First Aid/CPR. For more information visit scnsc.org or call (803) 732-6778.
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