Rachael Brennan has been working in the insurance industry since 2006 when she began working as a licensed insurance representative for 21st Century Insurance, during which time she earned her Property and Casualty license in all 50 states. After several years she expanded her insurance expertise, earning her license in Health and AD&D insurance as well. She has worked for small health insuran...

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Chris Harrigan has an economic degree from Limestone College and an MBA from Clemson University. He previously managed auto insurance claims for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Currently, he is using his business and insurance expertise to provide insurance data analysis and visualizations to enhance the user experience.

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UPDATED: Apr 13, 2022

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Most of us are aware that distracted driving, and more specifically texting and driving, is a serious issue in the United States.

Not only do 50 percent of high school seniors admit to texting and driving, but the accidents and injuries associated with texting and driving are now more serious and fatal than those associated with drinking and driving.

In 2015, distracted driving caused 322 fatalities that occurred on the road. Of those deaths, 272 individuals were teenagers.

With texting and driving becoming more of an issue every day, teen drivers — specifically — should learn more about how to combat it.

There are several ways for teens like you to protect yourselves from the temptation to text and drive, including:

  • Driving carefully and focusing only on the road
  • Putting your cell phone in a location not accessible while driving
  • Pulling your car over before answering a text message
  • Installing an app that prevents texting while driving

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We encourage you to take a stand against texting and driving.

We also encourage teens to sign a pledge stating they resolve to never text and drive. For those teens willing to sign the pledge, you’ll have the chance to win a scholarship!

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  • Applicants must apply before April 30.
  • Applicant must be a high school senior or a college student.
  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and prove student status with either an .edu email or a current student ID.


  • A scholarship application will be judged based on the following criteria:
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    • Your submission encourages students and other viewers to stop texting and driving.
    • Your submission includes completing the Typeform below.


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    • Either download the image to send to [email protected], or
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  • Create a form of social awareness to inspire other students to focus on safe and distraction free driving. Your submission can be a video, artwork, essay, or anything that would engage other students and encourage them to stop texting and driving.

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