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FORT WORTH, TX, April 15, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- On average, every day in 2009, 93 people died on American roads and highways. Although the trend in highway fatalities has been downward, there were still 33,963 traffic fatalities last year according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
"The dramatic improvement in safety equipment in today's cars has helped lower the fatality rate, but driver error and distracted driving still account for a significant number of deaths in Texas and across the nation," said Saginaw, Texas-based State Farm agent Linda Allen.
"Learning how to drive defensively is the key to lowering fatalities, particularly among Texas teenagers who have less driving experience and who can be more prone to answer a cell phone or check a text message while driving," said Allen.
For Americans under the age of 25, the number one cause of death is traffic accident.
"State Farm has created some excellent defensive driving materials," said Allen. "We would like to help make sure that anyone interested can get them from our office," said Allen.
Linda Allen is also offering a defensive driving course at her office from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 24, 2010. The course is open to the public, includes lunch, and earns State Farm policyholders a 10% discount on liability, collision, and personal injury coverage.
Those interested in getting free materials on defensive driving or attending the course can call (817) 236-7200, e-mail a request to Linda@lindainsuresme.com, or mail a request to Allen's State Farm office.
"Our defensive driving initiative is part of our effort to serve the community and to promote National Defensive Driving Month in April," Allen said.
Allen's focus on serving others led her to write "Out with Customer Service & In with People Service," a book about applying the principles of excellent service to all aspects of life.
About the Linda Allen State Farm Agency:
The Linda Allen State Farm Agency is located at 8101 Boat Club Road, Suite 240 in Fort Worth (Saginaw/Eagle Mountain Lake), TX 76179. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Call State Farm agent Linda Allen and her team at (817) 236-7200, or visit them on the Web at http://www.LindaInsuresMe.com.
About State Farm:
State Farm insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S., is the leading insurer of watercraft and is also a leading insurer in Canada. State Farm's 17,000 agents and 68,000 employees serve more than 78 million auto, fire, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and more than 1.9 million bank accounts. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 32 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit statefarm.com or in Canada statefarm.ca
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