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Agency gives incentive for safe driving
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A national insurance agency is making a local call to action for the community as a whole to take a pledge to drive safer.

State Farm Insurance is asking counties around the country to take a pledge to keep "2N2" at all times -two eyes on the road and two hands on the wheel.

State Farm Insurance is sponsoring a drive called Celebrate my Drive. It's a teen safe driving initiate, since October is Teen Safe Driving Month," said local State Farm agent and board of education chairman Roger Slaton. "We're really trying to get the word out there about safer driving in Dawson County."

The commitment phase, in which teens and adults alike will take a pledge to drive safer, begins today and will last until Oct. 24.

"We are hoping to be competitive in this," Slaton said. "There are 71 Georgia schools already signed up and it is a national competition."

The 100 high schools with the most votes will win scholarship and grant opportunities, with the top 10 winning $100,000 grants and the top 90 winning $25,000 grants.

To support Dawson County High School in this drive, Slaton is asking everyone to visit and vote. Anyone over the age of 14 is eligible to make one vote a day.