June 14, 2018
Cypress Ridge High School recent graduate Jacob Moore (second from right) was among the two winners in a driving competition at the school put on by SAFE 2 SAVE and sponsor 1st Choice Collision. The competition in April and May promoted safe driving with participants earning points through the SAFE 2 SAVE app for not using their phones while driving. Moore is pictured (from left) with Shannon Mills, SAFE 2 SAVE regional public relations director, Stephanie Meshell, Cypress Ridge principal, and 1st Choice Collision’s Dave Mann.
June 14, 2018—In helping to encourage safe driving, the app SAFE 2 SAVE partnered with CFISD and sponsor 1st Choice Collision and held a driving competition in April for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and on through May, with the winners coming from Cypress Ridge High School.
Cypress Ridge Children Youth Specialist Olivia McElrath and recent graduate Jacob Moore were the competition winners, with each receiving Visa gift cards.
The competition is a feature on the SAFE 2 SAVE app, with participants signing up and earning points for not using their phones while driving.
“We want our community to be safe and we do not want our citizens to have crashes due to distracted driving,” said Dave Mann, 1st Choice Collision general sales manager.
Added Marci Corry, SAFE 2 SAVE president: “It’s not just texting, students are using Snapchat while driving which is more dangerous. We are working with schools to educate students on the dangers of distracted driving and want to reach as many teens and young adults as possible.”
Cypress Ridge High School Children Youth Specialist Olivia McElrath (right of sign) poses with campus staff and representatives from SAFE 2 SAVE and 1st Choice Collision. McElrath was among the two winners in a driving competition at Cypress Ridge put on by SAFE 2 SAVE and sponsor 1st Choice Collision. The competition ran in April and May encouraging safe driving with participants earning points through the SAFE 2 SAVE app for not using their phones while driving.
Having Cypress Ridge participate in the program and competition was a no-brainer for Principal Stephanie Meshell. The campus will continue its participation, while SAFE 2 SAVE and 1st Choice Collision plan to partner with more schools beginning in the fall.
“We are excited our students and staff have this opportunity to participate,” Meshell said. “SAFE 2 SAVE brought an awareness that will truly save lives.”