Auto Insurance Co. and NASCAR Campaign for Safe Teen Driving

Stock carNationwide Insurance recently teamed up with NASCAR drivers to educate Iowa teens about distracted driving.

NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Michael Annett and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., along with Petty Safe Driving and StreetSmarters Drivers Education, ran a two-and-a-half-hour program in Clive, Iowa, that focused on safe driving habits for teens.

The program coupled classroom instruction with training behind the wheel. Teens learned skills to help them when driving in hazardous conditions.

Programs geared specifically toward teens may help keep them safer behind the wheel. Drivers between the ages of 15 and 20 are particularly susceptible to being involved in accidents on the road, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

NASCAR driver Michael Annett noted that staying focused while driving is important regardless of the circumstances.

“I know how difficult it is to maintain a racecar, and keeping your eyes on the road in your everyday vehicle is just the same,” said Annett. “It doesn’t matter if you’re going 190 at Daytona or 65 on I-35. The slightest distraction can make a huge impact.”

About John Pirro
John Pirro is a licensed fire and casualty insurance agent specializing in various aspects of the auto insurance industry. He worked in the auto body repair industry before taking a reporting position at Online Auto Insurance News.

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