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Allstate names Harrisburg a Safe and Secure Community

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Allstate Insurance Co. has selected Harrisburg and its surrounding areas to be one of its 16 Safe and Secure Communities across the country with the goal of improving safety and quality of life. Allstate will bring a variety of high-profile safety education programs to the local community.

Allstate agents will also give their time and talent to help support important local charities with the goal of making a meaningful difference to help keep local families safe and secure. Some events coming up:

June 12: Graffiti clean up in Harrisburg with the Harrisburg Police Department and the Police
Athletic League

July: Car seat safety check – free and open to the public. Date to be determined.

While car crashes are the number one killer of teens, many can be prevented. Research from The Allstate Foundation shows that 46 percent of Pennsylvania parents express regret about not monitoring their teen driver after they get a license, and 60 percent wish they spent more time practicing driving with their teen in high-risk situations.

To help educate parents on driving risks, The Allstate Foundation is helping the National Safety Council launch Drive it Home, a new program offering specially created resources to help parents keep their teens safer on the road.

"We know from our research that parents are the No.1 source of information for teen drivers, yet 40 percent don't know car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens," said Julia Reusch, Allstate Spokesperson. "Drive it Home can help protect teen drivers, educate parents on the crucial role they play in the driving process, and help ensure our sons and daughters return home each and every night."

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