Traffic Safety Foundation Newsletter.

Newsletter Date
April 2015 Newsletter
Traffic Safety
 Bicycle Safety month
 Motorcycle Awareness
Safety Month
Au t o C lu b G r o u p Tr a ff ic S a f et y Fo u n d a t io n P r o vid es C a r S ea ts to Fa m il ies in N ee d
In order to support the
enhancement to the Florida
Child Passenger Safety Law
that became effective in
January, the Auto Club
Group Traffic Safety Foundation created a campaign
to educate caregivers
about the law’s new requirement. Now, all children
riding in a vehicle will need
to use a safety seat or a
booster seat until their 6th
birthday. More than 2,200
booster seats were distributed to eligible families.
Two of those recipients are
shown here.
Tow to Go Shines in Savannah for St. Patty’s Day
St. Patrick's Day in
and available to
Savannah, Georgia is
both AAA members
always a huge event
and non-members,
and this year was no
the service is
different. An estidesigned to be
mated 300,000
used as a last
visitors invaded
resort. The AAA tow
River Street, City
truck takes the
Market, and other
vehicle and the
areas of the city to
driver home elimienjoy the four-day
nating any excuses
festival and parade.
to drive impaired.
Local News and Law Enforcement gather for the Tow to Go press conference
Tow to Go, one of the
The program also
Auto Club Group Traffic Safety
ing the world famous Anheuserenables AAA and Bud Light to remind
Foundation’s impaired driving
Busch Clydesdales. Since its
the public to always choose a designatprograms, was featured promiinception in 1998, Tow to Go has
ed driver for a safe ride home. This
nently in a press conference,
safely removed more than
service is available in Florida, Georgia,
throughout all of the festival
24,000 impaired drivers from
and Tennessee on celebratory holidays.
areas, and in the parade followroads across the southeast. Free
 Tow to Go available for Cinco
de Mayo and Memorial Day
 Remember AAA PROMise for
Graduation Night
 School’s out—watch out for
children at play and new
 Tow to Go available for
Independence Day
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April 2015 Newsletter
Nebraska High School hosts AAA PROMise at Mock DUI Crash Event
What event needs more
than 30 volunteers, a
dozen business partners,
five police vehicles, a fire
truck, an ambulance, a
tow truck, and a Life Flight
helicopter? It’s the 5th
Annual Fatal Distractions
While Driving event at
Papillion LaVista South
High School in Nebraska.
The entire student body
participated in this educational event that included
a mock DUI car crash in
the school parking lot put
on by the Drama students and
emergency services.
The students also attended a
presentation in the auditorium
about the death of his teen
daughter due to impaired
driving the night before she
was scheduled to graduate
from high school.
with a local TV anchor who mentioned the recent AAA Foundation
study on Teen Crash Causation.
They also heard a heart-breaking
story from a parent who spoke
At the end of the presentation, students were invited
to the AAA PROMise table
where they signed a pledge
board promising not to
drive impaired or let others
do the same. The Auto Club
Group Traffic Safety Foundation uses AAA PROMise to
keep high school students
away from underage drinking,
drug use, and impaired driving.
All local TV stations covered the
event which is organized by the
Sarpy County Health Dept.
AAA Congratulates its School Safety Patrollers of the Year
Launched in the early 1920s, the AAA School Safety Patrol Program™ is the largest traffic safety
program in the world. Currently, there are nearly 182,000 patrollers from approximately 7,000
elementary schools within the Auto Club Group footprint, all providing a safer environment for their
classmates traveling to and from school. The Patroller of the Year Awards recognize patrollers who
best exemplify leadership qualities and perform their duties effectively and responsibly. To qualify,
nominees must submit an essay describing their patroller experience and their Safety Patrol advisor
must do the same.
Patroller of the Year
School Name
Jake Ellis
Trevor Shanning
Merrick Johnsen
Anna Newby
Devin Spicer
Emilie Hable
Hannah Casebeer
Shelby Freyre
Anthony J. Gorenchan
Gulf Elementary School
West Chatham Elementary School
A.N. Pritzker Elementary School
Crescent Elementary School
Escuela Avancemos/EA Academy
Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart Elementary
Highland Elementary School
Lake City Elementary School
Christa McAuliffe Elementary School
About the Auto Club Group Tra ffic Safety Foundation
Established by AAA – The Auto Club Group in 2010, the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation, Inc. (ACGTSF) is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization and public charity dedicated to producing a significant and continuous reduction in traffic crashes,
injuries and deaths in the communities targeted by its efforts. ACGTSF provides programs, education and outreach to increase public awareness about the importance of traffic safety and improve driving behavior. ACGTSF is funded by voluntary, tax-deductible contributions from organizations and individuals who support ACGTSF’s purpose.
“I have never seen so
many students so
~ Lisa Beacom, RN