PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — National Teen Driver Safety Week is underway and the Philadelphia 76ers partnered with NJM Insurance Group to raise awareness about safe driving. Hundreds of teens from Pennsylvania and New Jersey were at the Wells Fargo Center Monday morning for the free event, which is aimed at reducing teen injuries and deaths related to car accidents.
In addition to listening to presenters, students visited activity stations designed to demonstrate various risks new drivers might face on the road.
“For over a century, NJM has been committed to helping keep the communities we serve safe. One of our major focuses is teen driver safety, which we address through our nationally recognized Teen Driver Safety Program,” said Violet Marrero, Consumer Safety Director for NJM. “We’re proud to partner with the 76ers for our second annual Teen Driver Safety Week celebration. Today’s event is designed to give young drivers the knowledge and hands-on experience they need to be safer both behind the wheel and in the passenger’s seat.”