High school students pledge to drive safely

Hundreds of Schuylerville High School students are pledging to eliminate distractions behind the wheel and drive safely. It’s all part of the “Teens in the Driver Seat” campaign, sponsored by State Farm. The campaign focuses on the five common factors in car crashes involving teens: driving at night/fatigue, speed/racing, distractions, not wearing a safety belt, and alcohol/drugs.

On Tuesday, April 28, members of the Schuylerville High School SADD club kicked off the campaign during lunch periods by asking their classmates to pledge not to text and drive, among other distractions, by adding their thumbprint to a banner that is now hanging inside the school’s entrance.

To learn more about the “Teens in the Driver Seat” campaign, click here.