Allegheny County Teen Safe Driving Competition needs Obama students

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Since 2005, there have been eleven thousand teen drivers that have been involved in crashes in Allegheny County alone. In response to this number the Traffic Safety Education Project at the Allegheny County Health Department and others in the traffic safety department have created the Allegheny County Teen Safe Driving Competition in which, due to its great success over the last two years, will be held again this year. This big day will be Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the PTI campus in Oakdale from 8 AM to 1 PM. It is very important to get students from Obama to participate because there are invites being sent out only to 12 schools, in which three people per-school are to be selected, however, it will be a first come, first serve basis.

Students will be competing in three different activities which include a written test, a perceptual test, and a driving test. $2,250 worth of prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams including T-shirts and door prizes to others. This one day program will include safety issues affecting every single driver today including, defensive driving, crash avoidance techniques, impaired driving and distracted driving. This is happening state wide to help prepare new drivers with the dangers of being on the roads. The most successful teens will be sent to a competition in Camp Hill which will be taking place in May this year where they will be awarded scholarships totaling over $9,000.

If you want to participate please contact Dr. Benz as soon as possible. First come, first serve means exactly that.

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