Garrett seeks to educate teen drivers

first_img Email the author Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Jennifer Carnley Garrett lost her brother in a one-vehicle accident in 2001. Blake Carnley was 14 years old. Helping others avoid that pain is a constant focus of her life.“Teenagers think that ‘it won’t happen to me,’ and we pray that it won’t, but too often it does,” Garrett said. “I wanted to find a way to let teens know that car crashes can happen to anyone, but there are things that they can do to protect themselves and save themselves from injury or death.”Garrett heard Bill Richardson’s presentation “It Won’t Happen to Me” at Pike Liberal Arts School and realized the program’s value in helping to eliminate the number one cause of teen deaths. Published 6:10 pm Wednesday, December 22, 2010 Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Garrett seeks to educate teen drivers “Bill Richardson has such a powerful message, and it’s one that all teens and parents need to hear and should hear,” Garrett said. “When I began to mention bringing Bill Richardson back to Pike County for a free presentation for all teens and parents there was a lot of interest and support and now it will happen.”The “It Won’t Happen to Me” presentation is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at Cattleman Park. Admission is free.In addition to the presentation by Richardson, several local speakers will share their own experiences with vehicle accidents. Skip Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell The “It Won’t Happen to Me” program is sponsored by South Alabama Electric, the Pike County Cattlemen’s Association, Piggly Wiggle 231, Horn Beverage and the UPS Store.Anyone who would like more information about the program or would like to assist in providing refreshments or in other ways is encouraged to call Garrett at 268-6469 or online at [email protected] Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “Scherryl Harrison from the district attorney’s office will talk about Alabama law for teenage drivers,” Garrett said. “We’ll also have a mom who will speak about the loss of her daughter and others who will speak about how the loss of a friend has affected their lives. We don’t often think about the effect that a tragic vehicle accident has on the first responders so we’ll have someone to speak from that perspective.”A state trooper will be on the program to talk about seatbelt safety.“The state trooper will bring dummies to show what happens to a person during a car crash,” Garrett said. “When you’re behind the wheel, what you do can change many lives so you have to always be aware of everything around you. We believe those who attend this free program will come away better prepared to make the right decisions when they are on the road and will not become a statistic.“We want our teens to know that we love them and want them to be safe. So, whether a teen is learning to drive, just started or is a ‘seasoned’ teenage driver, this is an event that they are encouraged to attend along with their parents. It can make a difference in their lives.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Youngster proves ‘prince’ in battle against cancer Little Asa Thompson has joined the fight against cancer. He’s only nine months old so he doesn’t know that he’s… read more Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img

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