According to a recent announcement by the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) and Project Ignition, a South Carolina school is one of the 10 places best at helping change the way teens drive.
Project Ignition, a teen driving safety effort sponsored by State Farm Insurance and coordinated with the NYLC, asked schools across the U.S. and Canada to share their attempts to help teens build safer driving habits and have teens get involved in spreading awareness about safe driving. The program recently announced a list of 25 schools in the U.S. and Canada, which earned $2,000 grants from Project Ignition because of their successful drivers’ safety efforts. Among those top 25 schools was Blythewood High School, located in Blythewood, SC. However, Blythewood High’s teen driving safety successes didn’t stop there.
After that initial list, Project Ignition then selected ten schools for additional awards that could add up to around $7,500. And Blythewood High topped that final list of ten schools. According to Project Ignition, the title of Blythewood’s campaign was, “Keep your eye on the prize–Life.” The school’s efforts included machines simulating intoxicated driving and texting, golf cart texting and distracted driving exercises, seatbelt checks and prom-related crash safety efforts.