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Teens to Win Cars for Safe Driving Program

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Beth Mosher
phone: 630.328.7234
April 16, 2013
AURORA, Ill., April 16, 2013– Four students from 31 high schools in north suburban Chicago will randomly draw keys with the chance to start and win a car as part of Operation Click’s banquets honoring teens for their year-long efforts to be safe and smart drivers.  Operation Click is a teen safe driving program that operates in 39 high schools in northern Illinois and Wisconsin. Students who participate in Operation Click sign a contract at the beginning of the school year to drive safely and those who honor that pledge are given the chance to win a car.
 
“We have been operating this program since 1998 and every year we see seat belt compliance rates increase amongst high schools that participate in Operation Click,” said Sean McGrath president of Operation Click. “Students are also committed to driving distraction-free and complying with the state’s teen driving laws. We’re proud of how well schools and teens respond to this program and we see them making safe, smart choices with their driving habits.”
 
Two separate banquets and car giveaway will be held:
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Concorde Banquets (20922 N. Rand Road) in Kildeer, Ill
  • Friday, April 19, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at D’Andrea Banquets (4419 US 14, Crystal Lake, Ill)
 
Operation Click is a peer-run program that focuses on seat belt compliance, the dangers of distracted driving, obeying the Graduated Driver License laws and staying away from drinking and driving. Students also must pledge to have no behavioral or conduct issues at school. The high schools participating in this event can be found here. The cars are donated by Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical and Kunes Country Auto Group. Operation Click is sponsored by AAA Chicago.
 
For more information, please contact Sean McGrath, President of Operation Click at 815-482-8885, or visit www.operationclick.com.

AAA Chicago is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG), the second largest AAA club in North America.  ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 8.5 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories, including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois, Minnesota and a portion of Indiana.  ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 53 million members in the United States and Canada. Its mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.
 

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