Thursday, November 5, 2009

GEICO is More Than a Gecko!

While the Gecko may be totally awesome, more so is GEICO's commitment to educating teens on road and vehicle safety.

On Saturday, Nov. 7, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana will gather at the Collision Center of America, from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. for an interactive Road Safety program. Girls will see a simulated rollover accident, try to walk a straight line while wearing impaired vision goggles and meet local police officers. In an effort to educate Girl Scouts on preventative maintenance, girls will learn how to change a tire, jump a car, and check necessary car fluids. This all would've, no doubt, been very helpful to me as a teenager! Twelve GEICO auto damage representatives will be on hand to guide the girls through the day.

Of the partnership - Rynthia Rost, GEICO vice president
"GEICO is working hard to educate teens on road and vehicle
safety through our teen safe driving program and by partnering with great
organizations like the Girl Scouts."

The event is part of a comprehensive road skills, auto care and driving safety series, designed to help the girls earn the new GEICO Road Safety Patch. Once the classes are completed and the Girl Scouts sign an honor code agreement, they are eligible for the patch which shows they have learned how to make smart decisions on the road.