Saint Mary’s School welcomes all parents in the community to attend and encourages them to spread the word and invite others to join them. This compelling presentation by Lauren Winborne is aimed at educating parents about safe teen driving. “It Won’t Happen to Me” is for all parents, not just for the parents of new drivers.
This program for parents is geared toward helping make their children better drivers. The goal is not only to reduce the number of teen deaths in car crashes but to change the mind set of teens and their parents that tragedies like this can happen to anyone.
Following the parent program on Tuesday night, a presentation will be held for Saint Mary's students at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, February 2.
“It Won’t Happen To Me” was founded by Bill Richardson and Lauren Winborne as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a specific goal to reduce teen driving fatalities. Because these deaths usually are caused by inexperience and the unsafe driving habits of our young drivers, IWHTM seeks to educate teens and their parents. Lauren Winborne’s passion led her to research the teenage driving culture throughout the country, and she began to interview parents of teens who had died in car crashes. Since 2005, Ms. Winborne has spoken to thousands of teens and parents throughout the Southeast and in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. To learn more about this program, go to http://www.itwonthappentome.org.
The presentation will include:
• Introduction of the program concentrating on decision making,
• a stirring video set to contemporary teenage music,
• discussion of specific case studies,
• analysis and recommendations of the bad decisions that caused these crashes,
• Powerful seatbelt and texting videos, and
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Founded in 1842, Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, North Carolina, is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory, boarding and day school dedicated to academic excellence and personal achievement for young women in grades 9-12.