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OSU-OKC receives $25,000 grant from State Farm Insurance Co.

OSU-OKC receives $25,000 grant from State Farm Insurance Co.
Funds will support teen defensive driving courses and provide new electric driving simulator

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 1, 2019) – Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City is the recipient of a $25,000 grant from State Farm Insurance Co., school officials announced today.

The grant from State Farm will be used to support defensive driving courses offered through Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City’s (OSU-OKC) Center for Safety and Emergency Preparedness (CSEP), and also to purchase a new driving simulator.

Funds will support CSEP’s Staying Alive safe driving classes. The program provides hands-on and classroom experience to young drivers to help address common distracted-driving issues while also teaching defensive driving skills. 

Grant funds will also be used to purchase a simulated impaired driving experience cart. The electric cart allows drivers and passengers to experience what can happen when they operate a vehicle while impaired or distracted.

“It is an honor to acquire this donation from State Farm,” said RuthAnn Baugh, OSU-OKC CSEP director. “We are collaborating with State Farm so that we can spread the word about defensive driving to schools and parents. Through this outreach, we hope to prevent teen crashes, reduce injuries and, most importantly, save lives.”

For more information about CSEP or for details on upcoming teen driving courses at OSU-OKC, go to