The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office recently received a fully equipped golf cart, complete with lights, sirens and Sheriff’s Office logo from GEICO. Bill Riddle, director of the National Print Mailing Facility for GEICO works each year with the Sheriff’s Office Youth Safe-Driving Rodeo held for teen drivers. Realizing that the Sheriff’s Office golf cart that is used to teach teen drivers the dangers of drunk driving was in disrepair, Riddle asked GEICO to replace the golf cart. On Monday, August 30, 2010, Sheriff Charles Jett was handed the keys to a new golf cart. This new cart will once again be used to illustrate to teen drivers the dangers of driving drunk as well as the very real dangers of driving while texting. The cart is scheduled to be used at the high schools in Stafford County as well as the Youth Safe-Driving Rodeo held each spring. The golf cart will also be used at numerous community events though out the year, further illustrating the commitment the Sheriff’ Office and GEICO have toward safe teen driving.
“GEICO has always understood the need to educate our teen drivers on the importance of driving a motor vehicle in a safe manner,” states Sheriff Charles Jett. “This very impressive golf cart speaks volumes to the significance GEICO places on teen safety.”