Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Reed Sorrenson and Kasey Kahne support Safe Teen Driving


Allstate and Richard Petty Motorsports have joined forces to promote Allstate's Parent-Teen Driving Contract. One of this years first stops will be tomorrow, when Peachtree City, GA native Reed Sorrenson and his mother Becky (pictured below last year at Darlington) will host the Allstate Teen Safe Driving Pit Stop at Campbell High School in Smyrna, GA. The Allstate interactive Parent-Teen Driving Contract can be downloaded at www.allstate.com/teen. The idea of this agreement is for parents and teens to get together and go over guidelines that will lessen distractions on the road

During the race weekend, Reed and his pit crew will wear a specially designed wrist band with the message "GA-198" to honor the 198 teenagers in Georgia who lost their lives in car crashes in 2007.


This is the third year of the Teen Safe Driving Pit Stop program sponsored by Allstate, the official insurance sponsor of RPM. The interactive, racing-themed initiative visits high schools in Sprint Cup Series race markets and features RPM drivers talking to parents and teens about ways to promote teen safe driving, including adoption of Allstate's interactive Parent-Teen Driving Contract, available at www.allstate.com/teen.

The contract is the centerpiece of Allstate's national teen driving campaign and enables parents to discuss safe-driving practices with their teens. It includes 'agreements' and 'consequences' for eight categories, including: speeding and tickets; time of day; crashes; number of passengers; drinking and driving; seatbelts; cell phones / music / other distractions and grades.

With Sorrenson, Kasey Kahne will headline the Pit Stop events this year. They will stop by select high schools prior to the Cup Series races in those markets to lead discussions about the risks associated with teen driving and to answer questions from parents and students. Joining them will be SPEED TV's John Roberts, who will serve as the emcee. Beginning in March, events are currently scheduled in Atlanta, Ga., Nashville, Tenn., Birmingham, Ala., and Philadelphia, Pa.

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