Rushville Republican

October 22, 2013

S.A.D.D. takes sober approach to Fall Break

By Frank Denzler Rushville Republican
Rushville Republican

---- — Friday afternoon during the lunch break, Rushville Consolidated High School students were provided with a number of special programs by Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) members and others to have a safe fall break.

Rushville Mayor Mike Pavey, as well as Dusty Flannery of State Farm Insurance, were on hand as a further means to promote the “Celebrate My Drive” campaign.

The students were challenged to commit to being a safe driver and follow all safety laws as a means to reverse current statistics that have found the No. 1 killer of teenagers is the result of fatal automobile crashes.

“We care about the safety of all of our students and encourage safe choices in all their actions,” RCHS principal Rob Hadley said.

Faculty SADD sponsor Judy Hatfield, along with Hadley, continued by saying that RCHS is committed to keeping teens safe on the road and that’s why they and others are supporting the “Celebrate My Drive” program. The program is all about celebrating the fun of getting one’s driver’s license while teaching all drivers positive habits to avoid car crashes.

“Celebrate My Drive” is a different approach to a leading health risk for young drivers. Using available research, State Farm Insurance is approaching high school students with a driver safety measures as a means to impart the importance of engaging the young drivers as they learn to drive in a supportive and positive way, by emphasizing the benefits of safe choices.

SADD members provided skits on the detrimental effects of texting and driving as well as the effects of underage drinking.

Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106.