Valdosta Daily Times

February 21, 2014

16 and Super Safe answers questions about driver’s training and safety

Stuart Taylor
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — On Saturday, local State Farm agent Bubba Highsmith will sponsor “16 and Super Safe,” a teen safety driving awareness class.

Held from 10 a.m. until noon in the Gardenia Suite at the Rainwater Conference Center, the class is geared towards teens between the ages of 15 and 18 and their parents, though it’s open to everyone.

“Mike Adams from the Valdosta Police Department is going to come and talk about driver’s training and driver’s issues,” said Highsmith.

“It’s free to the public. They don’t have to be insured with State Farm. We absolutely welcome them.”

After Adams talked about driver safety and precautions, Highsmith will talk about driver’s insurance and the specific discounts teenagers can qualify for, including a good student discount for teenagers with a 3.0 or higher GPA, a driver’s training discount for teenagers who complete a course, and a Steer Clear Discount that State Farm offers to teenagers who download and complete their Steer Clear App.

Those three discounts all together can save parents up to 30 percent off their children’s car insurance.

Afterwards, Highsmith and Adams will have a Q & A session, answering questions attendees may have about car insurance, driving laws, and driving safety.

“I think the important thing is probably the issue that teen car crashes have gone up in previous years for young drivers. This is a great way to educate them and parents together.”