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Who The 2016 All-In  Challenge is open to ALL Central Coast studnets with a valid CA Driver’s License or learner’s permit.

What The 2016 All-In Challenge is about being responsible every time you get behind the wheel… no excuses!

Why There are over 110 million incidents every year of people driving impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Where The Challenge happens every day, whether you’re getting behind the wheel, or into a vehicle with someone else.  We challenge you to minimize distractions, stay safe, and be “all-in!”

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What is the 2016 All In Challenge?

The 2016 All In Challenge focuses on keeping all Central Coast studebts safe on the road. We’re challenging everyone to focus their abilities and be “all-in”.

Drive Smart.

First, the challenge is about safety behind the wheel. Don’t allow anything to get in the way of driving or riding in a car safely.

It means no alcohol or drug impairment, no distractions from electronic devices, and no excuses.

Vehicle safety effects everyone in the vehicle… even if you’re not the one driving!

Location

The final awards ceremony will be held at McCarthy’s in San Luis Obispo, located at 43 South Higuera 

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What’s it Take?

Students who are at least 15 1/2 years of age with a valid California Driver’s License or Learner’s Permit who reside in San Luis Obispo County or northern Santa Barbara Country are eligible to participate in the challenge.

 

What Do I Win?

Ultimately, those who refuse to drive impaired or distracted, or ride with those who are, could win the precious gift of life.

The prize is a $10,000 Shopping Spree at McCarthy’s, good toward the purchase of any vehicle.

Qualifiers will be chosen at random from all eligible entries.  Qualifiers will need to be present to win on the final day of the giveaway. No purchase necessary. See official rules

 

Who is The Program For?

Students who are at least 15 1/2 years of age with a valid California Driver’s License or Learner’s Permit who reside in San Luis Obispo County or northern Santa Barbara Country are eligible to participate in the challenge.

The sad fact is car accident fatalities have increased on the Central Coast. Sadder still is the loss of many students would still be with us today if they had not been impaired or distracted while driving.

The 2016 All In Challenge has expanded to include all drivers. It is an expansion of the McCarthy’s Sober Driving Program that gave away a car to a graduating high school senior who promised to drive sober.

 

Where Does it Happen?

The All In Challenge happens every time someone buckles up behind the wheel and commits fully to the serious job of driving, without any impairment or distraction.  The challenge is a year-long commitment to be “all-in” whether driving or riding in a car.

Where is the Awards Ceremony?

The awards ceremony to give away the car will be take place at McCarthy’s in San Luis Obispo, located at 43 South Higuera .

Why Should I Care?

Drivers face more distractions now than ever. We’re challenging Central Coast students to be “all-in”.

Consider the following statistics, provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the US Department of Transportation:

  • There are over 110 million incidents every year of people driving impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  • The younger the driver, the more likely they were impaired or distracted.
  • Over 10,000 people die annually because of impaired drivers.
  • Over 3,000 people die annually from distracted drivers.
  • 60% of all fatal car accidents are due to impairment or distraction.
  • 16 to 19 year old drivers are three times more likely to have a fatal crash.
  • Half of teen motor vehicle related deaths occur between 3 pm and 12 midnight, with 55% occurring Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • 75% of drivers 18 to 29 talk on a cell phone while driving.
  • 52% of drivers 18 to 29 text while driving.
  • Drivers are 23 times more likely to crash if they text while driving.

What Does The All-In Challenge Mean?

 

I challenge myself to not text while driving.

If you text and drive, you’re 23 times more likely to have a car crash. Texting while driving has become the number one driving distraction for many people. Drivers need to be aware of the dangers and keep their attention on the road, not on their cell phones or other mobile devices.

I challenge myself to not speed or drive recklessly.

Obey the speed limits. Going too fast gives you less time to stop or react. Excess speed is one of the main causes of teenage accidents.

I challenge myself to find a safe ride home for me and my friends if anyone has been drinking.

Be responsible, choose a designated driver. Decide who’s going to be doing the driving before you go out, and make sure that person doesn’t drink any alcoholic beverages. Sometimes, however, even the designated driver slips. If nobody in your group is sober, take alternate transportation, such a cab, bus, ride sharing service, or call a friend. Don’t be afraid to take someone else’s car keys away if you think they’ve had too much to drive. If the person gets angry, it’s probably proof you’re doing the right thing.

I challenge myself to always wear my seatbelt and ask others to do the same.

Always wear your seat belt – and make sure all passengers buckle up, too. Don’t try to fit more people in the car than you have seat belts for them to use.

I challenge myself to not drive drowsy.

Drowsiness can totally sneak up on you when you’re driving. For teens, driving late at night between 11pm-2am is a particularly dangerous time for falling asleep at the wheel.

I challenge myself to keep my vehicle safe and properly maintained.

Make sure your car always has gas in it – don’t ride around with the gauge on empty. Putting off an oil change can have a huge effect on your car. Check the coolant level regularly, and make sure if you refill it, it’s the right type. Keep an eye on your brake pad condition, and replace them as soon as they need to be. Check your tire pressure regularly, you’ll help improve your gas mileage too!