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We are actively updating our news and press archive. Check back soon for even more media appearances, press releases, and news about teen safety and Operation Click in the community.


2 students win new cars as part of safety push

"... A total of 29 high school students held coveted keys in their hands on Wednesday, but only two would end up starting the new cars parked in front of the Concorde Banquets in Kildeer.
Emina Mesic, a Palatine High School sophomore and Tanner Hermes, a senior from Grayslake Central High School, emerged as the lucky winners....." Read More


Local students win cars through Operation Click

"... A Harvard High School senior, a Cary-Grove High School junior and a Marengo Community High School junior each became the proud owner of a new vehicle Friday. And none will pay a dime toward the car, tax or license...." Read More


Operation Click adds Huntley chapter to inform teen drivers

"...A Crystal Lake nonprofit devoted to keeping teens safe behind the wheel has added a
Huntley chapter of five area high schools as the group looks for future expansion to combat distracted driving. Sean McGrath, a Crystal Lake police officer, founded Operation Click in 1998 in hopes of increasing seatbelt compliance among the many teenage drivers at Crystal Lake District 155's four high schools....." Read More


Safe driving will win a lucky student new wheels

"... Those benefits include longer life, lower insurance costs, and, for students in seven Walworth County area high schools, a chance to win a free car this spring, with license, taxes and registration all paid for. The high schools and their students are participating in Operation Click, a program that starts with students buckling up when they drive to and from school...." Read More


"Operation Click" at Fremd High School

"... Among the activities at the school was a driving course set up in Fremd's parking lot meant to show students the dangers of driving distracted, a press release from the school states....." Read More


Operation Click rewards Hoffman, Libertyville students with a new cars

"... Students from 11 schools had a chance to compete for free cars at an event to promote safe driving, and teens from Hoffman Estates and Libertyville high schools were the winners.
The competition is sponsored by Operation Click, an organization whose goal is to raise seat-belt compliance rates among teenage drivers, and educate them on the dangers of drinking and driving....." Read More


New cars the prize for teens' safe driving

"... McHenry East High School student Peyton Freund sat in the new Chrysler Sebring outside D’Andrea Banquets in Crystal Lake with one of six keys that could possibly start the car.She took a deep breath, gritted her teeth, and turned the key...." Read More


Students Buckle Up, Win Cars

"... A suburban program that uses positive reinforcement to get high schoolers to buckle up just made two students the owners of brand new cars. You wear your seatbelt, you win a car! Crystal Lake South is one of 12 high schools participating in Operation Click, a program that rewards teen drivers for buckling up..." Read More and Watch a Video


Program Clicks with Teens, By Buckling Up, Students Can Earn Chance to Win Car

"... A locally started program that rewards high school students for driving safely and buckling up has clicked with area teens. Operation Click has proved very successful at persuading area teens to buckle up, local school administrators said..." Read More


Helping Save Teen Drivers From Themselves

"... A teen driver safety program bgun in Crystal Lake by a lone police officer 10 years ago has been so effective in getting students to wear seat belts and drive more safely that it has spread to six more high schools and details about it soperation are being sough from numerous high schools and police departments from Champaign to Wisconsin..." Read More


Only a Click Away, Teen Driving Safety Improves As Reward Program Spreads

"... From mock crash scenes on the high school football field to the classic 'Blood on the Highway' films in driver ed class, teens these days get plenty of messages about the negative consequences of unsafe driving..." Read More

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