"We all follow the rules when someone else is watching," says Myers, "It's a simple thing, but a very powerful concept."
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 9, 2011
Keep your eyes on the road beginning this February! iCuDRIVE.com, an organization focused on saving lives and helping families, announces it's hitting the streets with the Safe Driving Bumper Sticker Campaign, a program geared towards reducing driving distractions for young drivers by providing awareness for other drivers and peace of mind for families everywhere.
Laura Myers, founder & CEO of iCuDRIVE.com says the idea came to her one day as she witnessed a near catastrophic event involving several vehicles on a busy highway and a teen driver on a cell phone who was distracted and driving recklessly.
As Myers began to research safe teen driving online, she found that there were plenty of statistics and accident data available, but very few resources to actually offer Safe Teen Driving solutions for parents and teens, a situation Myers hopes to remedy quickly.
"Getting a Driver's License is one of the most exciting and important milestones in a young person's life," Myers says, "every year thousands of new teen drivers get behind the wheel and enjoy the freedom that driving allows. It's during those first few years of the driving experience that we believe that it's essential for parents and community members to come together to support teenagers by offering them positive encouragement and empowering them to make responsible choices."
The iCuDrive.com Safe Driving Bumper Sticker Program allows families to register their vehicle(s) online in a matter of a few minutes. It is confidential and offers low-cost monthly payment options, as well as an annual payment selection via the security of the highly recognized PayPal service. Families then receive Safe Driving Bumper Stickers, which include a Unique ID and designated 24 hour phone number that other drivers can call to report unsafe driving incidents such as texting/cell phone use, loud music and recklessness that they may witness while on the road.
"Keeping our roads safe and teens protected is EVERYONE'S responsibility," Myer's explains, "we need to take care of each other, parents need to take care of their teens, teens need to take care of their friends, drivers need to take care of other drivers...we all affect one another."
Myers also points out that the program is not about parents controlling teens and is not one-sided but that parents are making the same commitments that their teens are...the goal is to create a positive tool for families to use to build relationships, to create safe driving experiences, reduce auto insurance rates and possibly save lives in the process.
iCuDRIVE.com also believes that good driving deserves to be rewarded and teens who reach a 12 month, incident free milestone will receive a $10 iTunes gift card.
Additionally, to give back to organizations who have made this a life's work and to encourage local schools to make teen driving a priority, iCuDrive.com contributes $1 per month per membership to either a safe teen driving non-profit organization or any registered school of the teens choice. If your school is interested in a fundraiser which will help keep teens aware of their driving and also give back to their school each month, make sure to contact and register your school at icudrive.com. Also, the available list of non-profit safe teen driving organizations is located on icuDRIVE.com and can be selected by teens during the vehicle registration process.
For more information and to participate in the iCuDRIVE.com Safe Driving Bumper Sticker program, visit online at http://www.icudrive.com or call the nationwide toll-free number, 855-icu-drive.
# # #