April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) is excited to announce a partnership renewal with the AAA Carolinas Foundation for Traffic Safety. The partnership will include an integrated marketing presence throughout the spring season to promote the AAA Traffic Safety “Disconnect & Drive” campaign and the AAA PROMiseprogram to help educate students and families about the dangers associated with driving while distracted.
As part of the partnership, AAA will once again receive entitlement of the “Take the Pledge” Challenge that will run from April 4 through April 30. Students from all NCHSAA member schools will be encouraged to “Take the Pledge” to drive distraction-free by visiting the Disconnect & Drive website (disconnectanddrive.com) and entering their name and school affiliation. The school with the highest percentage of students that Take the Pledge will receive a $500 donation. All students that Take the Pledge will also have a chance to win a $500 scholarship prize.
The AAA PROMise program encourages young drivers and their parents/guardians to talk about the dangers of underage drinking and impaired or distracted driving – especially during prom and graduation season. Beginning April 18, all NCHSAA students will be encouraged to visit a dedicated website and “Make the Promise” to not drive impaired or distracted. Students that participate will be eligible to win a $500 scholarship prize and the school with the highest percentage of students that participate will receive a $500 donation. The program will run through May 8.
"AAA continues to be a great Association partner and we are thrilled to continue our partnership," said Commissioner Que Tucker. "We look forward to continue working with AAA to promote our shared goal of driver safety, particularly for our students across the state."
About AAA – The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America with more than 14 million members across 14 U.S. states, the province of Quebec and two U.S. territories. ACG and its affiliates provide members with roadside assistance, insurance products, banking and financial services, travel offerings and more. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 60 million members in the United States and Canada. AAA’s mission is to protect and advance freedom of mobility and improve traffic safety. For more information, get the AAA Mobile app, visit AAA.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About the NCHSAA
The NCHSAA is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation that provides governance and leadership for interscholastic athletic programs that support and enrinch the educational experience of students in all 427 member schools. The NCHSAA conducts championships in 23 sports across four classifications of play with over 90-team champions crowned each year. For more information on the NCHSAA or NCHSAA Championships, visit the Association’s website www.NCHSAA.org.