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News Release

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Media Relations

LAPD and Allstate Insurance Join Together to Educate and Demonstrate the Dangers of Driving While Distracted

What:
The Allstate Action Against Distraction Teen Driver Challenge will provide students from Crenshaw, Dorsey and Manual Arts High Schools the opportunity to experience first-hand how distractions like cell phones, texting, radio channel-surfing, loud music and passengers impact their ability to drive safely.

When:
Monday, October 27, 2008
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Where:
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - Parking Lot 6
3911 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles
(Parking Lot 6, entrance at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Hoover )

Who:
City Councilwoman Jan Perry, 9th Council District
Jim Klapthor, Senior External Communications Consultant Corporate Relations,
Allstate Insurance Company
LAPD Officer John P. Dalbey, South Traffic Division
LAPD Officer Kevin W. Scott, South Traffic Division
Students from Crenshaw, Dorsey and Manual Arts High Schools

Visuals:    
Media are invited to ride along with professional driving instructors to experience the effects of driving while distracted.

For additional information, please contact Jim Klapthor, Allstate Insurance Company at 909-839-3360, or LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.