The Allstate Drive It Home Show Hits New York #DriveitHome #CGC
Last week, I invited DivasandDorks readers, families, friends and parents out to the Allstate Drive It Home Show here in New York. Not only did I want to share an awesome evening of driving infotainment, but I also wanted as many of our readers as possible to grab up some great prizes on site like gift cards, gas cards and even a new car!
Upon arriving to the Bayway Arts Center in East Islip, NY; I was excited to discover how this 1-hour event could single-handedly save the lives of upcoming teen drivers. The purpose of this event was to help parents understand the real hazards than teen drivers face on the road and help them become better driving “coaches” for their teens. With the help from The Second City Communications comedians & safety experts, visitors were entertained with a welcome reception of snacks, prizes and goodies and left with a wealth of life-changing knowledge.
DID YOU KNOW: One of the most dangerous years in a person’s life is the first twelve months after getting a driver’s license.
The truth is, half of new teen drivers will be involved in a crash before they even graduate high school. It’s no wonder why car crashes are the number one cause of teen deaths year after year.
The Allstate Drive It Home show is trying to change that by directly affecting parents and teen drivers across the country! If you missed the show in New York, don’t worry – you may be able catch the show when it hits your area soon. With stops already in New Jersey, Michigan, California, Virgina, South Carolina and more there are a few stops left in Texas, Tennessee and Illinois coming up soon (Check out the calendar of events for dates)
DID YOU KNOW: Parents don’t understand the most deadly risks to their teen driver. Research shows that inexperience is the No. 1 cause of teen crashes, but 74 percent of parents inaccurately believe that risk-taking is the leading cause.
Are you a parent or know a teenager that’s ready to hit the road? Why not take advantage of all the tools found on DriveItHome.org? Parents can sign up to receive weekly driving practice tips and suggestions via e-mail, and print, discuss and even sign a Parent-Teen Driving Agreement.
If we understand the risks teenagers face – we can help them beat the odds. By staying involved as they gain experience over that first year after they get their license to drive alone, together we can ultimately savelives along the way.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.