NASCAR drivers Brad Keselowski, Stephen Leicht will be in Fountain Square to speak to race fans about dangers of driving while distracted
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June 10, 2009
Lisa Cox 336-682-8488
Liz Christopher 614-249-7705
Cincinnati, OH — Nationwide Insurance is proud to announce that it will be bringing NASCAR drivers Brad Keselowski and Stephen Leicht to Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati this Friday. Keselowski and Leicht will speak to race fans about the dangers of committing DWD – Driving While Distracted.
Nearly 40 percent of teens and young adults send and receive text messages while driving and the same percentage were hit or almost hit by someone using their cell phone while driving, according to a 2008 survey sponsored by Nationwide Insurance.
Who: NASCAR drivers Brad Keselowski and Stephen Leicht speak to race fans about the dangers of driving while distracted
When: Friday, June 12, 2009 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Fountain Square, downtown Cincinnati
What: Nationwide Insurance will bring its NASCAR simulator to the event for a race challenge that highlights how texting behind the wheel can affect driving abilities. Members of the media are encouraged to race the NASCAR drivers. Keselowski and Leicht will also be available for interviews and photography.
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