Driving Safety

LOL…there is nothing funny about texting and driving!

Texting While Driving Causes1:

  1. 1,600,000 accidents per year – National Safety Council
  2. 330,000 injuries per year – Harvard Center for Risk Analysis Study
  3. 11 teen deaths EVERY DAY – Insurance Institute for Hwy Safety Fatality Facts
  4. Nearly 25% of ALL car accidents

Texting Tips

  • Never text while driving…never, ever. When you get in the car put your phone in the backseat so you are not even tempted to look at it.
  • Don’t text your friends when you know they are driving. Messages like, “Are you on the way?” can ensure your friends never arrive because your text can cause an accident.
  • It’s not just the texts that kill, pictures, videos, and music downloads can distract drivers. Nothing is so viral that it needs to be seen right this minute.

1http://www.textinganddrivingsafety.com/texting-and-driving-stats/

NHTSA: Teen Drivers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to keep our teen drivers safe.

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National Safety Council: Teen Driver Safety

Lots of information is available from the NSC to help keep teen drivers safe.

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Partners for Safe Teen Driving

The main focus of this site dedicated to safe teen driving is the leading cause of teen driving accidents – Texting.

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