The award-winning teen distracted driver awareness program, JUST DRIVE, just got a big boost from Macy’s.
On October 29, 2015, at Cypress Bay High School, representatives from Macy’s presented a jumbo check for $5,000 to the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward to fund the program through 2016. Nearly half of drivers aged 18-20 admitted texting or sending emails while driving, according to a recent study. “Distracted driving is a big problem, and getting the message out through peer-to-peer campaigns like Just Drive is an effective way to reach those at greatest risk,” Sheriff Scott Israel said. Just Drive is an educational program designed by teens, for teens, about the dangers and risks associated with distracted driving. “In the two years since our life safety educators developed Just Drive, it’s been delivered to thousands of Broward teen drivers with the goal of saving lives and preventing injuries through awareness and education.”
The Meagan Napier Foundation has been a driving force in impaired teen driving awareness and prevention and the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County has been a supporter of these efforts. The Meagan Napier Foundation will conduct four presentations around Broward, in conjunction with Just Drive. In addition to the presentation at Cypress Bay High School, they will be at Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. On Friday, October 30, they will be at Northeast High School in Oakland Park at 8:30 a.m. and at Miramar High School in Miramar at 12:30 p.m.