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Atlantic County Institute of Technology Wins Statewide Safe Driving Competition

NJM Insurance Group awards $2,500 to Atlantic County high school

May 6, 2019

WEST TRENTON, NJ — NJM Insurance Group, one of the Mid-Atlantic's leading property casualty insurers and teen driving safety advocates, presented the Atlantic County Institute of Technology (ACIT) with a $2,500 check as the winner of its second annual "Just Drive" online pledge competition. The award will go toward ACIT's Driver Education Program and help cover the installation cost of parking lot signage reminding students to "Just Drive."

"We are so proud of our student population and the community members who took this pledge to help bring awareness to teen driver safety," said Dana Seaver, ACIT driver education instructor. "This issue hits close to home for so many people. We are grateful for the important role that NJM plays in helping teens develop driving behaviors that help keep them safe."

Last year, U.S. News and World Report recognized ACIT as one of the top high schools in the country. The four-year, county-wide vocational school has also been distinguished as a Blue Ribbon School for academic excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.

NJM created the "Just Drive" campaign in 2017 to raise awareness about distracted driving, which is now considered a national epidemic. The competition received more than 6,200 pledges from students at 100 high schools, along with their friends, family, and members of the community. ACIT was the top finisher with 432 pledges.

"We're thrilled with the response we received to this year's pledge competition," said Violet Marrero, NJM consumer safety director. "More than 6,000 drivers willingly said that they will commit to 'just drive,' and we look forward to growing that number in the future. On behalf of NJM, I applaud ACIT staff and students for helping create a culture of safety within their community by promoting this program."

About NJM Insurance Group

NJM is a leading property and casualty insurer in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Company offers auto, homeowners, renters, umbrella, and workers' compensation insurance in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. One of NJM's core values is to support the communities it's privileged to serve, a value exercised through year-round employee volunteer efforts at local non-profits and a formal corporate giving and engagement program. Headquartered in West Trenton, NJ, NJM employs nearly 2,500 workers and operates in a mutual fashion for the exclusive benefit of its customers. For more information, visit njm.com.

About NJM's Teen Driver Safety Program

NJM's nationally recognized, award-winning Teen Driver Safety Program is available at no cost to New Jersey and Pennsylvania high schools and covers topics such as distracted, fatigued and impaired driving, and Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws. The program was recognized in 2016 by the National Safety Council for its demonstrated results in reducing behaviors among teens that lead to crashes. To schedule a presentation or learn more, visit www.njm.com/teen-driver-safety.