PHOENIX, ARIZ. (March 25, 2010) ? While Arizona is currently in the process of passing a state-wide ban on text messaging while driving, in 2007, Phoenix was the first city in Arizona, and among the first in the nation, to pass and enforce the texting while driving ban. In support of reducing teen driving fatalities, particularly those associated with distracted driving, Toyota is offering Phoenix area teens and parents its advanced teen driving skills program, ?Toyota Driving Expectations.? The free of charge safe driving program will be held at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., May 1-2. Registration is open online at www.toyotadrivingexpectations.com.
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants. Toyota directly employs nearly 34,000 in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota is committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where it does business and believes in supporting programs with long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, focusing on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than $493 million to philanthropic programs in the U.S. For more information on Toyota’s commitment to improving communities nationwide, visit www.toyota.com/about/philanthropy.
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GolinHarris for Toyota