Chick-fil-A, Inc. starts the second year of its
partnership with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to conduct the Georgia Teen Safe
Driving program, a statewide program encouraging teenage drivers to buckle up.

Participating Chick-fil-A® restaurants again will award coupons for free Chick-fil-A® Chicken
Sandwiches to student drivers found to be wearing seatbelts at “safe-driving” checkpoints set up by
local law enforcement officers at high schools throughout Georgia.

Chick-fil-A restaurants will distribute more than 50,000 free Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich coupons
during the 2001 – 2002 school year. Working with various local law enforcement authorities,
Chick-fil-A and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety have set a goal of having safe-driving
checkpoints at every high school in Georgia.

“Not only do we promote safe driving, but we also promote goodwill among the community’s youth
and local law-enforcement agencies,” said Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A founder and CEO. “We’ve
received tremendous feedback from the communities where this program has been initially

According to Yvonne McBride, director, Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, “Educating teen drivers is
an absolute priority. The ultimate goal of this program is to promote the use of seatbelts by teen
drivers in an effort to prevent unnecessary motor vehicle injuries and fatalities.”

Starting three years ago, Chick-fil-A conducted a safe-driving pilot program on a local level with
Gwinnett County that was initiated through a partnership with the Duluth Police Department. The
Duluth pilot program’s success gave rise to the statewide initiative.

“The program has been very successful in strengthening relationships between youth and local
police,” said Dr. Ted Neuman, principal of Duluth High School in Gwinnett County, which piloted the
program three years ago. “I am sure the program will continue to be a success on a statewide

Statistics indicate car accidents are the number one cause of death among teenagers. The risk of
crash involvement per mile driven among teens is four times the risk among adults.

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