Celebrate My Drive with State Farm and Kelly Clarkson #Giveaway #ad

by Jennifer Donovan

5M4M contributor Jennifer Donovan is here to tell you about State Farm’s teen safe driving initiative. We were compensated for this campaign.

Last week there was a fatality on the highway about 2 miles from my house. It involved three cars, two of which were driven by teenagers.

State Farm Updated LogoAuto crashes are the number one cause of death among teens in North America. Celebrate My Drive was created by State Farm to share the belief that safe driving is a lifelong commitment from the start.

My daughter is about to turn 15. That means that here in Texas, she’ll be eligible for her driver’s permit. Having already completed her freshman year in high school, she’s already been riding around with her high school friends who drive. So am I thinking about teen driving safety? Yes I am!

Teens who commit to safe driving could have the chance to bring Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson to their hometown for a free concert this coming school year. As part of the company’s Celebrate My Drive® program, State Farm is teaming up with Clarkson and offering teens across the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to learn more about safe driving, win grant money for their school, and be one of two schools to win a free concert by the Idol.

“I am excited to be a part of the Celebrate My Drive program, and to have the opportunity to positively influence thousands of teens,” said Kelly Clarkson. “This program gives me the platform to engage with my fans in a unique way, and I look forward to working alongside State Farm to make a difference.”

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Register your school, then make a safe driving pledge

You have from now until 11:59pm CT on Thursday, October 17, 2013 to register your high school (U.S. or Canada) for a chance to win. Visit State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive page to register your high school.

In order to make a safe driving commitment in support of an eligible (registered) high school, visit https://www.facebook.com/CelebrateMyDrive between 12:00:01 AM CT on October 18, 2013, and 11:59:59 PM CT on October 26, 2013.

Ten schools will win a 100,000 grant. Ninety schools will win a 25,000 grant. Two schools will win a concert with Kelly Clarkson.

About Celebrate My Drive

Celebrate My Drive® is a different approach to a leading public health risk. Car crashes are the number one killer of teens, and a teen’s first year on the road is the most dangerous. Using research as a guide, State Farm is approaching teen driver safety, a winnable public health battle, by engaging teens while they learn to drive in a supportive and positive way. It’s a community celebration of safe driving habits emphasizing the benefits of safe choices as teens celebrate the freedom that comes with getting a drivers’ license. Learn more about the initiative at www.celebratemydrive.com.

Enter to win $25 gift card and a State Farm Prize pack

One winner from the U.S. or Canada will win

  1. a $25 Visa Gift Card
  2. a State Farm prize pack (wrist band, over the shoulder bag, sunglasses, key chain, t-shirt)

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Email Author    |    Website About Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 Lisa Brown August 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm

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2 Lisa Brown August 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Tip: don’t speed, and don’t text or talk on the phone, while driving.

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3 Elena August 22, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Don’t use iPads and don’t text when driving

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4 Kelly D August 22, 2013 at 7:17 pm

My tip is to only allow one other friend at any given time.

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5 Anne Lehnick August 22, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Keep distractions to a minimum – put the cell phone in the console, keep the radio at a moderate volume (or off), and tell your friends to keep their conversations to a minimum – better yet, don’t drive your friends around at all!

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6 Mary W August 22, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Take an offensive driving class at a professional driving school like one the race car drivers use. I sent my kids to the one the FBI uses and it was worth every penny.

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7 Sheila K. August 22, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Pay attention and don’t let yourself get distracted!

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8 Susan P. August 22, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Concentrate on the road and driving and know exactly what is around the “bubble” of your car at all times.

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9 Seyma Shabbir August 22, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Pay attention to the road, don’t get distracted, turn on bluetooth if you have to talk and practice with your parents!

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10 Donna L August 22, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Don’t drive with a group of your friends.

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11 Donna L August 22, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Don’t drive with a group of your friends..

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12 Janet W. August 23, 2013 at 4:59 am

Best tip is to don’t speed and leave enough space between you and the driver in front of you so you have enough reaction time to stop!

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13 HappyMomC August 23, 2013 at 8:47 am

don’t speed, don’t text and don’t drive if you don’t have to.

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14 Cynthia R August 23, 2013 at 9:51 am

absolutely no cell phones, no texting, talking, facebooking, etc…

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15 latanya August 23, 2013 at 10:01 am

always wear your seatbelt

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16 BusyWorkingMama August 23, 2013 at 10:47 am

I had one wreck in my life, and it was when I was 17. Concentrate on the road and nothing else!

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17 Ellie W August 23, 2013 at 11:33 am

Other than no texting while driving, limit the amount of friends allowed to ride for the first year of a teen driving.

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18 vickie couturier August 23, 2013 at 11:45 am

keep the phone off while driving then you wont be tempted to text or talk

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19 Tammy S August 23, 2013 at 12:25 pm

My best tip is Driving is a privilege not a right! Drive carefully and follow the laws so you can keep that privilege.

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20 Heather August 23, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Wear your seatbelt!

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21 Lawanna August 23, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Insist that everyone in the car wears a seatbelt. And if you don’t feel comfortable in the car with someone – don’t get in.

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22 Heather Hayes Panjon August 23, 2013 at 2:39 pm

No Texting Or Talking On The Phone While Driving.

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23 mrsshukra August 23, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Don’t use the cell phone at all while driving!

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24 Wehaf August 23, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Remember not to be overconfident!

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25 Mia Dentice Carey August 23, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Don’t get distracted! (by the radio/cellphone/friends) KEEP YOU EYES on the road

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26 Mia Dentice Carey August 23, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Don’t get distracted! (by the radio/cellphone/friends)
KEEP YOU EYES on the road!

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27 Shelly Leatham August 24, 2013 at 3:00 am

Turn off your cell phone everytime you are in a car. Calls and texts can wait until you are stopped!

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28 Marti Parks August 24, 2013 at 9:23 am

My best tip would be to put the phone in the back seat so they are not tempted to text.

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29 Janet F August 24, 2013 at 1:59 pm

My tip is don’t consume alcohol and drive.

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30 Jamie Brigham August 24, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Listen to your driving instructor, know you are not superman “man of steel” and don’t text while driving.

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31 Barbara Montag August 24, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Important – no electronic use while driving!
Thank you.

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32 Brittany August 24, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Be safe , use your head and pay attention to driving.

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33 Christine August 25, 2013 at 5:31 am

I like Kelly very much!!!! Her music is awesome!!!

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34 lizzy August 25, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Don’t text and drive. Don’t talk on the phone and drive.

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35 Laura Jacobson August 25, 2013 at 9:36 pm

My best tip…is to turn your cellphone off until you arrive at your location.

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36 Amy Brewer August 26, 2013 at 2:24 am

Since I will be having be having a teenage driver in the winter I will say no phone calls or text is that important that it can’t wait….

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37 Madonna August 26, 2013 at 8:35 am

drive more careful than you think you need to.

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38 kathy stevenson August 26, 2013 at 11:37 am

Don’t do anything that will distract you while driving.

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39 shelly August 26, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Don’t get distracted by your friends; keep your eyes on the road.

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40 Amy L August 26, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Practice driving in reverse. My husband took our kids to a parking lot and had them practice driving in reverse for 45 minutes. They all say that was the best lesson and it made them more confident drivers.

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41 Daniel M August 26, 2013 at 10:40 pm

at any stop always look both ways twice

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42 amyc August 27, 2013 at 9:02 am

Always, always, always watch was is going on around you. And don’t do anything to show off to your friends.

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43 Emily Linton August 27, 2013 at 10:13 am

Don’t use your phone at all while driving

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44 nannypanpan August 27, 2013 at 11:34 am

keep you cellphone in your purse or pocket and don’t use it while driving

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45 Alisson H. August 27, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Don’t get distracted!

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46 Shari August 28, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Put your phone in your glove compartment and don’t reach for it!

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47 Staci A August 28, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Slow down and focus only on the road!

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48 Jessica T August 28, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Wear your seatbelt!

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49 D Schmidt August 29, 2013 at 9:16 am

My best tip is to turn off the cell phone before you set off so you are not tempted to look at it.

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50 ACMommy3 August 29, 2013 at 12:45 pm

My fav safety tips — let at least one person know where you are going every time you get in the vehicle, don’t multi-task in the vehicle!!, pull over into safe place if you need to get directions/answer text/answer call.

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51 Idaho Jill August 31, 2013 at 10:32 am

just to pay attention with no distractions!

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52 Jacob August 31, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Don’t think that experience means you can let your guard down. You never know what the other person is going to do (at any age) so you need to watch out

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53 Samantha Daleo September 1, 2013 at 10:00 am

Put away all distractions and focus like your life depends on it, because it does.

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54 LaVonne September 2, 2013 at 11:59 pm

Take your time, and NO TEXTING!

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55 Erin McAllister-Pyle September 3, 2013 at 8:02 am

Focus on the road and the cars around you. Turn off the phone and be aware of other drivers.

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56 heta s September 3, 2013 at 3:32 pm

texting can wait..trust me, it can..keep your eyes on the road.

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57 Tonya B. September 3, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Always be aware of your surrounds, don’t text or talk on your cell phones, use your mirrors and KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD!

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58 Kerrie Mayans September 3, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Put your phone in the trunk of your car so you are not tempted to use it.

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59 DEBIJOT September 3, 2013 at 9:25 pm

To not get cocky and think you own the road. Pay attention at all times.

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60 Sadie B. September 4, 2013 at 11:36 am

best tip – don’t let teenagers have friends in the car with them.

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61 David Haug September 5, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Don’t text and drive, or talk, or do anything that takes your eyes off the road. And always wear your seat belt.

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62 Amanda Sakovitz September 6, 2013 at 5:05 pm

always use your signals

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63 Shirley September 6, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Better be safe than be sorry. Even if you are not at fault, you could still end up hurt or dead.

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64 laurie September 6, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I made my kids pay their own insurance, and if they got a ticket or mess up they watched and payed for the insurance.

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65 Thomas Murphy September 6, 2013 at 10:19 pm

shut your phone off and put it away when you are driving.

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