According to the National Safety Council, from Memorial Day to Labor Day in 2012, nearly 1,000 people were killed in the United States in automobile crashes, and more than 550 of those killed were teens. The “What Type of Driver Are You?” contest launches today on Facebook and concludes on July 16th with one simple mission: to spread awareness about safe summer driving. The contest is part of the overall season-long campaign “What’s Your Reason to Drive Safer this Season?” The campaign is designed to engage and incentivize people to spread awareness that summer is the most dangerous time to drive through social media contests and prizes.
"We’re extremely excited about this campaign and especially our partnership with Pole Position Raceway for this contest,” says Jason Friedman, CEO of Drive Safer. “We all must do our part to spread the word about the dangers of summer driving."
"As New Jersey’s premiere indoor karting destination, we are always looking for opportunities to spread awareness about safe driving and help promote a safer community. We couldn’t be happier to partner with Drive Safer,” says Zach Thigpen, Marketing Manager of Pole Position Raceway. “We hope that together we can encourage young drivers to practice safe driving habits and get as much practice behind the wheel as possible."
Pole Position Raceway offers a variety of options to suit the needs of all racers – from families, to die hard karting enthusiasts. Its “Arrive & Drive” racing is for those looking to race against others. Pre-Scheduled Racing events are for groups of 10+ and include the Pole Position Challenge, Grand Prix or Super Pole which are 2, 3 or 4 race events culminating with racers receiving 1st, 2nd & 3rd place medals at the Winners’ Circle. In addition to side-by-side race action, Pole Position Raceway also features authentic racing memorabilia, arcade games, concessions and V.I.P spaces for private parties, personal celebrations, corporate events and fundraisers.
For more information about the contest, please visit
About Drive Safer
Drive Safer provides the premier car control and defensive driving courses in the US, preparing students to control their vehicles in the face of real-world distractions and dangers that take thousands of lives annually. Drive Safer’s certified high performance driving instructors provide hands-on training ensuring that students know how to handle and avoid hazardous behind the wheel situations. Drive Safer also partners with high schools to provide in-classroom workshops and presentations and has a fundraising program donating a percentage of registration fees back to partner schools. For more information on Drive Safer, including courses, dates, locations and fundraising programs, please visit www.drivesafer.com or call 201-485-7792.
About Pole Position Raceway
Pole Position Raceway is America’s #1 chain of indoor kart tracks created for racers, by racers. The overall experience was developed with such well-known names in the racing world including 2004 NASCAR champion Kurt Busch, 7-time AMA Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath and X-Games freestyle gold medalist Mike Metzger. Located just minutes from Manhattan, next to Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ, at Destiny USA in Syracuse, NY, in the Walden Galleria in Buffalo, NY and coming soon to Savannah, GA and Long Island – Pole Position Raceway’s state-of-the-