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600 Hanover County Public School students participated in the 2015 AAA IDrive Event

Posted at 12:52 PM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 12:56:18-04

RICHMOND, Va - 600 Hanover County Public School students participated in the 2015 two-day AAA IDrive Teen Driver Safety Event at Richmond International Raceway. This is the 5th year of the award-winning event that supplements driver’s education curriculum with hands-on activities to establish safe driving habits. Students from Patrick Henry, Lee Davis, Hanover, and Atlee High Schools participated in this year’s event produced by the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education and supported by a grant from the Virginia DMV Highway Safety Office.

IDrive Project Creator Martha Meade, AAA Mid-Atlantic Manager for Government and Public Affairs, AAA IDrive Project Director Denise Peterson, and Haley Glynn, of the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education, shared the important messages IDrive passes to teen drivers and how the activities they will participate in will help promote safe driving habits. John Saunders, Director of the Highway Safety Office at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, and Hanover County Sherriff Colonel David Hines also shared how they will participate in the two-day event.

For more information visit www.aaa.com/IDrive or connect on Twitter: @AAAVANEWS.


Dr. Mike Gill, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Leadership, shared his view on the positive impact a program like IDrive has on Hanover County students and how they truly leave the event with a new perspective on driving safety. Jessica Noll caught up with two students from Henrico County Public Schools who attended last year’s event to hear how they were affected by what they learned through IDrive.

Captain Dan Rosenbaum, Public Information Officer for the Henrico County Division of Fire, and Sergeant Scott Menzies, of the Ashland Police Department, shared details about some of the new offerings featured at the 2015 IDrive Event.

AAA Insurance Counselor Rebecca Schafer shares advice for parents on: picking a safe vehicle for new, young drivers; insight on ways to save money with insuring teen drivers; and defining the role parents play with their teen drivers.