Summit teaches safe driving practices

By NICOLE SMITH
Posted 6/4/19

OAKMAN — Prior to schools being dismissed for the summer, some Oakman High School students learned practices to be safe drivers.On April 29, State Farm Insurance hosted a safe driving summit at the …

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Summit teaches safe driving practices

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OAKMAN — Prior to schools being dismissed for the summer, some Oakman High School students learned practices to be safe drivers.

On April 29, State Farm Insurance hosted a safe driving summit at the school for 10th graders.  

An Alabama State Trooper spoke to students about safe driving practices, and students also took a teen driving quiz, sponsored by the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the ABC Board sponsored an underage, under arrest session is conjunction with the event as well to educate on the dangers of drinking alcohol and driving.

Students also had a hands-on experience by using a driving simulator.

The simulation experience was made possible by the Alabama Department of Transportation and representatives from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

"As you can tell, this is a collaborative effort organized by State Farm to give the students further training and insight into safe driving practices," Jasper State Farm Agent Gina Scruggs said in an email to the Daily Mountain Eagle.

Similar safe driving summits are held across the state to educate youth who are just getting the freedom to drive and obtain a driver's license.  

The summit at Oakman High was organized by the State Farm Public Affairs Office.