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Teen driving safety program set for Sept. 23


ANTHEM – School is in session again, and more teen drivers will be on the roads. To help these new drivers learn how to be safe behind the wheel, the ‘Acci-don’t: Teen Safe Driver Program’ will be offered for free at the Anthem Civic Building on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m.

According to a release regarding the ‘Acci-don’t’ program, over 18,250 teenage drivers were involved in traffic crashes and accidents in Arizona last year alone. The ‘Acci-don’t’ program will offer teens tips on safe driving habits and smart strategies on the roadway.

‘Acci-don’t: Teen Safe Driver Program’ will be presented by Anthem-based insurance agent Justin Simons. The program will offer safety issues and tips, as well as discuss the financial impact of driving behavior. Teens who have already been through driver’s education and teens who haven’t yet started driving, as well as parents of teen drivers, are all welcome to attend the free program.

The ‘Acci-don’t’ release notes that the Arizona Department of Transportation measures the estimated economic loss caused by vehicle crashes and accidents on an estimate of wage and productivity loss, medical and administrative expenses, vehicle damage, and employer costs. The estimated statewide economic effect in 2014 surpassed $3 billion.

‘Acci-don’t’ program attendees will be eligible to win prizes through a raffle and in-program contests. For more information or to register, visit