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October 18, 2016 • Page 12 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com Fire Marshal’s Car Crashes Are #1 Cause of Death for Teens Nationwide Office Receives State Farm Grant For Smoke Alarm Program Forty six percent fewer South with a cell phone, talking with pas- the speed limit on a divided highDakota teens were involved in fatal sengers or looking at other objects way, 45 percent and 46 percent, motor vehicle crashes in 2015 than in the vehicle. respectively. in 2014, an encouraging statistic to • Poor Visual Scanning: AAA recommends parents stay consider, AAA says, on the eve of Driving with tunnel vision and not actively involved in coaching their National Teen Driver Safety Week, properly scanning the road for teens through the learning-to-drive Oct. 16-22. However, the South risks or hazards. process by: Dakota Department of Public Safety “Nearly two-thirds of people in• Having conversations also says the number of drivers jured or killed in a crash involving early and regularly about the danage 16 to 19 involved in motor a teen driver are people other than gers of speeding and distraction. Once again this year, the South Dakota Fire Marvehicle crashes in 2015 in the state the teen,” said Buskohl. “Over the • Taking the time to practice shal’s office has received a grant from State Farm to driving with their teens in varying help provide smoke alarms to homes that need them. – 2,941 – is 3 percent more than the past five years, teen drivers have 2,845 teens involved in crashes the been involved in nearly 14,000 conditions. The $5,000 State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenyear before. fatal crashes nationwide. Families • Adopting and enforcing a ship Company Grant helps support the South Dakota “We know South Dakota’s gradu- are being forever changed as a parent-teen driving agreement that Smoke Alarm Grant Program, a statewide cooperative result of a moment of inattention sets family rules for the road. initiative to help provide smoke alarms for homes with ated driver licensing law and the or a poor choice made by a teen • Leading by example and high-risk populations. The Fire Marshal’s Office works ban on texting by all drivers are driver.” minimizing distractions and speedwith local fire services and other interested groups to having positive impacts on teen crash rates but clearly more needs ing when they are driving. distribute and install alarms in homes that lack them to be done,” said Marilyn Buskohl, In addition to revealing that parIt’s important that parents and to replace non-working smoke alarms in other spokeswoman for AAA South Daents today are worse at preparing enroll new teen drivers in a driver homes. kota. “AAA believes parents are the their teens to drive than they were education program, such as AAA “This truly is a cooperative program at all levels,” 10 years ago, driving instructors Oklahoma’s state-certified “Take says Fire Marshal Paul Merriman. “Thanks to the State key. We need to get more involved in our teens’ driving lives by teach- report that parents often set bad the Wheel,” a parent-taught driver Farm grant, we can purchase the smoke alarms and ing safety behind the wheel, setting examples through their own behav- ed. course that qualifies as driver’s send them to local fire departments who help place boundaries and being good role iors. A recent survey from the AAA ed. under the state’s graduated them in homes that need them.” models.” Foundation for Traffic Safety found driver licensing law and also entiThrough the Smoke Alarm Grant Program, particiIn South Dakota and nationwide, that drivers aged 35-55 commonly tles teens to standard driver’s ed. pating fire departments will receive an initial number motor vehicle crashes are the lead- report doing dangerous things discounts on auto insurance. Visit of alarms. Fire department personnel will distribute ing cause of death for teens. when behind the wheel. AAA.com/TakeTheWheel. More and, if possible, install the alarms in homes that lack According to a new AAA survey, • 77 percent of drivers aged resources to help parents coach them. Since the program started in October of 2014, 35-55 reported talking on a cell their teens through the learningmore than 5,000 smoke detectors have been awarded Skills of Novice Teen Drivers, 142 to-drive process can be found on to almost 100 South Dakota fire departments for distri- driving instructors said speeding is phone while driving, compared to one of the top three mistakes teens 68 percent of teen drivers. AAA’s popular website TeenDrivbution. make when learning to drive. The • A similar proportion ing.AAA.com. “Seconds count if a fire breaks out in a home,” other two are: of teens and drivers aged 35-55 Merriman says. “About 2,500 people nationwide die • Distraction: Interacting reported often driving 15 mph over each year in home fires. The National Fire Protection Association says nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths in properties occur without working smoke alarms. This program is designed to ensure that more working smoke alarms are placed into more homes.” Alarms were purchased using a portion of the rev(StatePoint) This autumn, gather family and friends to celebrate Silva, CEO of St. Francis Winery and Vineyards. This wine selection can be served with every course of your enue from the Fire Safe Cigarette Fund. The State Farm the harvest season and Thanksgiving holiday with a countryside menu filled with rustic farm-fresh fare and delectable wines. fall feast, including this seasonal dessert recipe for Pumpkin Panna grant will help make another 530 smoke detectors For starters, welcome your guests with a glass of Cabernet Cotta by Chef Bryan Jones, who oversees the wine and food pairing available. Other funding sources are being sought to Sauvignon, Merlot or Zinfandel, wines perfect for the season. Serve program at St. Francis Winery and Vineyards. hors d`oeuvres of fresh goat cheese with herbs and lemon zest, Ingredients: help continue the program. marinated olives, cipollini onion hummus and warm homemade • 1 3/4 cup cream The smoke alarms are 10-year, sealed lithium-ion bread. This combination of delicious fall flavors will happily satisfy • 1/4 cup sugar battery powered detectors that are designed to be your guests prior to the main course. • 1 tablespoon gelatin tamper resistant. When preparing the main course, embrace the outdoors by firing • 1 cup milk up the grill to cook the turkey or other meats. This will make room • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Safety tips that firefighters and safety officials emin the oven for scrumptious sides such as fennel baked in cream, • 1/2 cup pumpkin pie mix phasize with smoke alarms are: apricot and walnut stuffing or winter squash flavored with thyme Preparation: • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside and sage. • Simmer cream and sugar for 5 minutes. each separate sleeping area and on every level of the The herbs and spices included in the menu can make choos• Soak the gelatin in the milk a few minutes. Add the bloomed ing a wine difficult. A spicy refined, Zinfandel with a long, silky gelatin to the cream mixture. Cook 2-3 minutes. home, including the basement. a good choice for robust fall flavors. The Reserve • Add the pumpkin pie mix and vanilla. Place the mixture in an • Test alarms at least monthly by pressing the test finish would be(SRP:$43.99) from St. Francis Winery and Vineyards, Zinfandel 2013 ice bath and cool to room temperature. button. features classic structure with aromas of cinnamon, dark mixed • Pour mixture into six 4-ounce ramekins. Refrigerate until set. • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years berry that merge with flavors of blackberry jam, ripe raspberry and When designing your Thanksgiving menu and other fall celebraold. Do it sooner if the alarms don’t respond properly. a touch of peppercorn. 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