JHS Seniors Take the Shults Nissan Red Thumb Pledge

Jamestown High School seniors are taking the Shults Nissan “Red Thumb” Pledge to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Matt Kahm, Shults Auto Group Vice President of Marketing, and Darren Hills, Shults Nissan Sales Manager, recently visited JHS to deliver the thumb bands, which will be distributed to seniors at the JHS After Grad Party.  The Red Thumb Movement was originally introduced on “The Voice” by Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine, who wore a Red Thumb band to indicate his support for the cause.

“Distracted driving is a problem that needs to be addressed in many ways.  We are proud to support Nissan’s national efforts bringing awareness to distracted driving,” said Tim Shults, President of the Shults Auto Group.

The Red Thumb band is an easy reminder for students to keep their hands off their phones while driving. The students appreciate the donation from Shults Auto Group.

“I think it’s great that Shults Auto Group donated the Red Thumb bands to our school,” said JHS Senior Stephen Carlson. “A lot of kids our age think they are invincible. Hopefully, this will serve as a reminder, and open eyes at JHS, about the dangers of distracted driving. As a school, JHS students, can help make a statement about the importance of keeping your eyes on the road.”

The Shults Auto Group is the largest auto group in the Southern tier. With over 400 employees, Shults Auto Group has 10 different dealerships carrying 14 different makes; two used car stores and four Shults Express Lube and Tire locations. These dealerships and express lubes are conveniently located in Bradford and Warren, Pennsylvania, and in New York in the cities of Jamestown, Olean, Dunkirk, Lakewood and Westfield.

posted on 06/22/2015 - filed under: Community, Graduation, JHS, Spotlight, Students