State Farm Media Release
Car crashes continue to be the number one killer of American teens. In Florida alone in 2007, 634 people were killed in crashes involving young drivers, ages 15-20, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
To help raise awareness of this critical teen issue, State Farm is
partnering with the Leon County Sheriff's Office and Lawton Chiles
High School to hold a dramatic crash re-enactment at the school during
National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW), Oct. 18-24. The event is
slated for Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 9:25 a.m., at the school campus, located
at 7200 Lawton Chiles Lane in Tallahassee.
The program will feature a dramatic re-enactment of an auto crash with
students as actors at the crash scene, and a simulated dispatch complete with law enforcement, EMS and fire response. To further drive home the safety message, local State Farm agents will enter the classroom later in the week to share with driver's education students how to stay safe on the road.