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Liberty Ranch Athletes Featured in Driving Safety Campaign

May 29, 2024 02:27PM ● By CHP Office of Media Relations News Release

Here are some of the “Stay in the Game” photos that will be made into posters and distributed nationwide. Photo courtesy of CHP Community Outreach and Media Relations

Liberty Ranch 'Stay in the Game' Campaign [5 Images] Click Any Image To Expand
GALT, CA (MPG) - California Highway Patrol Commissioner Sean Duryee, a former Liberty Ranch High School basketball coach, made his return to the hardwood this past week to help launch a new teen driving initiative that will feature local students in the curriculum.
Students at Liberty Ranch suited up for a photo shoot in the school’s gym on Monday, May 20. Images of the student athletes will be included in Impact Teen Drivers’ national “Stay in the Game” campaign. 
Thousands of teens die every year because of distracted driving. Impact Teen Drivers, a non-profit program, has partnered with the CHP for more than a decade with the goal of saving teen lives through education.  
Commissioner Duryee, a Galt resident, currently serves as the leader of the CHP, one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the nation. 
“As a former coach, I know how critical it is for an athlete to stay focused on the game,” Duryee said. “Every shot, every pass, every pitch has the potential to change the outcome of the game. The same holds true for every decision a driver makes behind the wheel.”
Impact Teen Drivers’ sports-themed curriculum recognizes the fundamental importance of skill and commitment in sports, where every athlete dedicates 100% effort and focus. 
This traffic safety course extends the same principle to driving, emphasizing that operating a vehicle demands the same level of attention and skill. Tailored for athletes and teams, “Stay in the Game” provides a sports-focused guide for discussing safe driving and riding, featuring sport-specific drills and accountability pledges to reinforce the parallels between athletic commitment and responsible driving and riding habits. 
“I am incredibly proud to see our local students represented on a national level, showcasing their commitment to making our roads safer and saving lives,” Duryee added.
These photos will be featured in posters, social media and other campaigns all over the nation.