Take the pledge and win great prizes (giveaway ends 8/31/13) #ArriveinStyle


This post was written as part of my association with Toyota for Arrive in Style. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.  The prize was provided and may be shipped by Toyota.  Toyota is not a sponsor, administrator, or connected in any other way with this giveaway.


A few weeks ago I posted about a campaign by Teen Vogue and Toyota called “Arrive in Style”. If you didn’t read the original post you can find it here – Arrive in Style with Teen Vogue and Toyota. Please note that giveaway is over.

As a parent it’s important that you teenager knows the importance of following the rules and playing is safe when behind the wheel of a car. They MUST be responsible at all times and take driving seriously. They also need to know that things like texting and talking on the phone with friends can wait.

My sixteen year old daughter has not taken her permit test yet. She’s studying for it, but I don’t think she’s taking it too seriously. She found a couple of apps for the phone that have practice questions. She keeps getting basic ones wrong. For example, one question asked what you should do if the phone range while you were driving. There were multiple choices for the answer. She chose the one that said to pull over on the side of the road and take the call. The correct answer was to let the call go to voicemail. If it was an emergency situation then yes, pulling over would be acceptable. For non-emergency calls the caller can wait. I tried to explain to her that pulling on to the side of the road can sometimes be a mistake. You could drive over something and get a leak in your tire or a stranger could pull up behind you and you never know what they might do.

It’s very important that your teenage driver know the rules, and I’m not just talking about driving rules. I’m talking about things like talking on the phone and texting, driving under the influence, taking on rowdy passengers, speeding, driving recklessly and things along those lines.

Teen Driver

I was a teenager once too. I thought I knew it all and was invincible. Two near car accidents while driving in snow and one nasty accident involving a dear on the highway, as well as many points on my license due to speeding and almost getting my license taken away was enough to make me realize I was going about it the WRONG way.

I remember how “cool” it was to drive face or race people on the road. I learned my lesson. Now I need for my kids to learn from my mistakes.

This is why it’s essential for parents and teenage drivers to sit down together and talk about what is expected of them when driving. What rules would you like to put in place and why? Your teen needs to know the reasons WHY you have  rule in place. The more the understand the better and the less likely they will to rebel.

Teen Vogue and Toyota are committed to helping families across the country to understand driver safety, especially teen drivers. That is why they are asking parents and teens to take the Arrive in Style Teen Vogue safety pledge.

The pledge does not ask for any unnecessary personal information and only asks you and your teen to go over and discuss a few safety points. Once you both agree on them you check off the appropriate button. At the end you and your teen both agree to the pledge. That’s it! Plus you’ll have a chance (if you want to) to enter the Arrive in Style sweepstakes.

Some of the discussion points you find in the pledge look like this;

General Safety

I agree to ALWAYS obey the posted speed limit.

I agree to consider the weather and road conditions and adjust my speed appropriately.

I will not tailgate, speed, weave in and out of traffic or participate in any aggressive or reckless driving behavior.

I will not drive when I am angry, frustrated or emotional.

I agree to not be a passenger in any vehicle where I do not feel comfortable or safe.

Safety Belts

I agree to wear my safety belt at all times.

I agree that I will not drive the car until all passengers are buckled up. No exceptions.

I agree that I will not ride in a car as a passenger without being buckled up.

I agree that I will not ride in a car where the driver and other passengers are not buckled up.

There are a few others.

As you can see it’s mostly common sense stuff.

To take the pledge please visit http://arriveinstyle.teenvogue.com/pledge50-american-express

To help encourage readers and their teens (or grandchildren) to take the pledge I am giving away several prizes.

(1) $50 American Express Gift Card

(10) Two-Pack “Arrive in Style” safe driving promise rings

(2) “Arrive in Style” beauty boxes

The “Arrive in Style” beauty box will look similar to the contents of this one;


The “Arrive in Style” safe driving promise rings are cute. Each winner will get a pair of them.


This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on August 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winners will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winners will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter take the Arrive in Style pledge (found here). Once completed you’ll have the opportunity to share the pledge on Facebook. Share that you took the pledge on Facebook and copy/past the URL of your Facebook post in the comment section of this post.

If you don’t use Facebook you’ll need to copy/paste the URL of the completed pledge in the comment section of this post.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you MUST complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I DO check). Extra entries are optional.

a Rafflecopter giveaway



*This is a compensated post however all opinions expressed are entirely my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


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  4. Jessie C. says:

    Already took the pledge-https://www.facebook.com/tcarolinep/posts/4945896681356

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    Completed the pledge-http://arriveinstyle.teenvogue.com/assets/images/pledge.pdf
    The facebook share is not comming up for me. But I did like and shared your post.

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  15. I took the pledge and shared on FB:

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. Elisabeth says:

    I took the pledge but for some reason the chance to share on facebook is not coming up for me.

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    i follow on bloglovin jessicacox12764

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    had already taken pledge, but took again using diff email (tbarrettno1 at hotmail dot com)


  22. Mya Murphy says:

    I had to cheat a lot to put in this entry. I hate that! I’m epileptic and cannot drive! 🙁 Totally uncool!

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    I took the pledge and shared the giveaway here:



  25. amy deeter says:

    i took the pledge https://www.facebook.com/amy.deeter.7/posts/10201857293771988

  26. Sandra Travis says:
  27. i took the pledge -http://arriveinstyle.teenvogue.com/pledge/sign#form

  28. The first picture I uploaded was not qualified so I submitted a new one and shared https://www.facebook.com/IamMeUC/posts/10201073780264358

  29. crystal smith says:

    I took the pledge 🙂 here is my facebook share link- https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1407141899503132&id=100006220050125

  30. crystal smith says:

    I follow you on BlogLovin’ as Crystal Smith (username csmith54751)

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  37. I follow you on BlogLovin’.

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    I follow on bloglovin

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