GEICO to participate in 4th Annual MADD Youth Leadership Summit Feb. 17
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 15, 2010 – Why are new drivers more likely to be in accidents? And how can they better prepare themselves to be safe when driving unsupervised?
GEICO will be at MADD's 4th Annual Youth Leadership Summit at the Boone Pickens Conference Center, Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to help answer those questions. GEICO associate John Balfour will lead a discussion on what's safe and what's definitely not safe for new drivers.
Over 80 students in leadership roles and their teachers from high schools across the Dallas area will gather to hear the presentation, along with programs throughout the day to provide high school student leaders with the knowledge, skills, and vision to make healthy decisions and to impact their peers and campus cultures.
Teens will learn that the very first six months of solo driving are the most
dangerous for teens because they no longer have an instructor or parent to guide
them and may lack the experience behind the wheel for unexpected situations.
Here are some safe driving tips for new drivers that will be covered at the GEICO presentation on Feb. 17:
- Always wear your seatbelt
- No teen passengers for the first 6 months
- No cell phone use or text messaging while driving—if you have an emergency, pull safely off to the side of the road
- Limit night-driving during the first 6 months
- Get practice driving in all types of weather
- Don't drive while you're tired
- No drinking or drugs
Additional teen safe driving information from GEICO is also available at http://www.geicoteendriving.com.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 11 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
GEICO's online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
For more information, go to www.geico.com.