MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OP
WHEN: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 10:30am
WHERE: Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund – 1750 Forest Dr. Annapolis, MD 21401 (Conference Room 1E)
WHAT: Back to School “Distracted Driving Awareness” Campaign Launch
WHO: M. Kent Krabbe, Executive Director, MAIF
Maryland Delegate James Malone, Jr.
Young/Student Drivers from the State of Maryland
BACKGROUND: MAIF is dedicated to helping Maryland drivers understand the importance of safe driving and auto insurance. The Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund (MAIF) was created by the Maryland State Legislature in 1972 for the purpose of providing automobile insurance for those residents of Maryland who are unable to obtain it elsewhere in the private insurance market.
NEWS INTEREST: Members of the news media will have an advanced opportunity to see and experience MAIF’s “Distracted Driving Simulator” that will make its public debut at the Maryland State Fair later this week. The news media will also have an opportunity to interview young/student drivers.
PHOTO OPS: Available during and after the program; young/student drivers using the Distracted Driving Simulator.
MEDIA KITS: Available on-site, includes distracted driving statistics and information about the simulator.
Dan Franko, Communications Specialist
Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund