Idaho Schools Among Driving Safety Grant Winners

January 4, 2010

Students at two high schools in southwestern Idaho are getting grants to launch campaigns aimed at preventing reckless teen driving.

State Farm Insurance says Melba High School and Kuna High School are among the 20 schools in the Pacific Northwest earning “Shift Into Safety” grants.

The Bloomington, Ill.-based insurer says Idaho high schools will receive grants of $2,630 and $5,000 to educate their classmates on some of the top dangers facing teen drivers, such as speeding and texting behind the wheel.

State Farm says 46 high schools in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington applied for the grant money to be awarded in February.

In Idaho, 45 people died in Idaho because of crashes involving 15- to 20-year-old drivers in 2007.

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