State Farm Insurance and local community leaders joined hundreds of areas in North America on Saturday encouraging teens to be safe drivers.
Saturday afternoon, local teens and their parents gathered at West Town Mall from 9 a.m. until noon. Knoxville was one of 300 events organized by State Farm occurring simultaneously across the U.S. and Canada.
The event kicked off State Farm's "Celebrate My Drive" campaign. The company hopes this initiative will provide a new approach of teaching the importance of safe driving for teens.
Although scare tactics may work for some teens, State Farm said education, awareness, legislation and enforcement is the key for keeping teens safe while driving.