Mercury Insurance Aims to Stop Distracted Driving

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March 26, 2019—With Distracted Driving Awareness Month starting next week, Mercury Insurance teamed up with the Anaheim Ducks to offer the Mercury Insurance Drive Safe Challenge.

The Mercury Insurance Drive Safe Challenge is a one-day driving school immersion course designed to equip young drivers with the knowledge and skills to be safe on the road.

Teens from southern California high schools and the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League took part in the event, where they learned evasive maneuvering for collision avoidance and car control for slippery surfaces – an uncommon occurrence in southern California – from professional driving instructors.

A blind spot awareness demonstration provided by KKW Trucking was a new addition to this year's event. It showed participants how to better share the road with large vehicles like tractor trailers – fatal accidents involving passenger vehicles and large trucks saw the highest increase (9 percent) from 2016 to 2017 for all categories tracked by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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