FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky Safe Driver is excited to receive financial support from State Farm Insurance that will continue to help teens make better decisions while behind the wheel of their car. State Farm Insurance has pledged $25,000 to be used with the sole purpose of educating young drivers with the goal of reducing the number of collisions on Kentucky Roadways.

Motor vehicle collisions kill more than 25,000 people nationwide and injure millions more every year. Collisions are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for most age groups and the number one cause of death for teens. Unsafe driving also costs communities more than $250 billion dollars a year.

Kentucky Safe Driver classroom programs utilize multi-agency law enforcement teams of current and retired state, county and city police officers who are committed professional dedicated to saving lives of all driver through education.

As law enforcement professionals, KSD instructors bring unique perspectives and experience that affords their participant the greatest of opportunities for learning and understanding. Knowing what it's like to tell someone that their loved one has been killed or seriously injured in a car crash or able to express their sincere desire for drivers to better understand and avoid the life changing emotional, criminal, and civil consequences to poor decision making, lends itself to the success of our courses.

Teen driver safety is not just a parental or law enforcement responsibility, it's a community and nationwide responsibility. Engaging all sectors of the community in helping to address teen driver safety is essential not just for teens but for everyone on the road.

The loss of any life in a traffic collision is tragic, but the death of a young driver is especially distressing.

Please visit www.kentuckysafedriver.com for more information about Kentucky Safe Driver or to register for a course.

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