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May 18, 6 to 8 p.m., Gene Harvey Chevrolet in American Fork

PROVO, Utah (May 11, 2011) -- If have a teenager (or are one), you probably understand the excitement and freedom that comes with your ability to drive on your own. But SafeKids Utah County, AAA Club, Gene Harvey Chevrolet and the Utah County Health Department also want you to know the responsibility that comes with that newly earned freedom.

To help prepare for that milestone, the Countdown 2: Drive event will help demonstrate several important activities to help make the safe passengers of today, good drivers tomorrow. On Friday, May 18th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gene Harvey Chevrolet (221 S 500 E, American Fork), community partners will offer a free, fun traffic safety event. Acivities will include a crash car and crash simulator, drunk goggle scooter course, maintenance demonstration, and activities on the dangers of texting while driving. Food and prizes will be offered from such local merchants as Chick-fil-A and Costa Vida. Boy Scouts can also fulfill several Traffic Safety Merit Badge requirements at the event. The event is free and open to the whole family.

For more information, please see www.countdown2drive.org or call 801-851-7035.

Countdown 2: Drive poster

The Utah County Health Department is committed to promoting the health of our community, preventing avoidable disease and injury by monitoring the health of our community, and assuring conditions in which people can be healthy. For information on UCHD programs or services, please visit www.UtahCountyHealth.org or call 801-851-7000. You can also now follow the UCHD on at www.twitter.com/uchd or www. FaceBook.com/uchealth.


Printable PDF poster

Countdown to Drive Graphic

Related Links

National Countdown 2: Drive page