Posted on May 19, 2015
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and State Farm today announced that expanded funding from the nation’s largest insurance company has helped to introduce the successful Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) program in more than 100 new schools, resulting in the program now being active in 35 states.
Officials say that the $470,000 in total grant funding—$350,000 from the State Farm Corporate Office and $120,000 from the State Farm South Central Market—is helping to reach 100,000 additional teen drivers in 2015.
“State Farm and TTI are both national leaders in what they do, and by working together they will continue to make our roadways safer for all drivers and passengers,” said Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. “This partnership exemplifies the commitment to public service that is central to the mission of the A&M System.”