Honoring lifesaving contributions and service to safety
CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Safety Council presented its prestigious Flame of Life Award to Allstate Insurance Company and The Allstate Foundation for their national leadership to reduce car crashes involving teen drivers. The award, which recognizes significant lifesaving contributions to safety, has been presented only four times previously in the Council's 100-year history.
"We believe corporations can and should help drive change in society," said Vicky Dinges, vice president of corporate responsibility at Allstate. "We're very proud to have contributed to keeping millions of teens safe on the road. The National Safety Council has been an amazing partner on teen driver safety issues and we thank the organization for this tremendous honor."Allstate and The Allstate Foundation have helped change the dialogue around teen safe driving through social impact initiatives and public awareness efforts. Programs such as Save 11, Keep the Drive and Act Out Loud have helped engage and rally teens to advocate for their own safety and the safety of their peers. Through advocacy efforts from companies such as Allstate, the passage of life-saving federal legislation such as the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) was possible. Allstate continues to educate millions of Americans about distracted driving through campaigns such as Reality Rides(SM) and X the TXT®. The Allstate Foundation supports a range of programs across the nation, and at the state and local levels that fulfill its commitment to help protect and connect people through innovative programs that drive social change. The Foundation advances its mission by partnering with organizations dedicated to similar issues, such as teen driver safety. The Foundation has reached millions of parents, teens, educators, community members and traffic safety professionals with messages about safe driving and provided many outlets for engagement on the issue.