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This month the National Safety Council is observing Distracted Driving Awareness Month and giving us all an important reminder of the potentially tragic consequences to driving while talking or texting. The Council is asking all drivers to stop using cell phones while they drive. You can take their pledge here.
It’s been an interesting week at Safe Kids Buckle Up! It’s National Teen Driving Awareness Week and we don’t usually get involved in teen driving issues. This year is different though, because of the Safe Kids Countdown2Drive campaign. We now have something pretty cool to talk about. Countdown2Drive (C2D) is a program targeted to parents of teens 13-14, and to the teens themselves; who are getting excited about driving in the near future.
No one starts their day anticipating getting into a car crash. But teens like Presley teach us that it only takes one time riding in a car without bucking up for a life to be changed forever.
"I lost my best friend because we didn't buckle up."
Eight years ago, Presley lost her best friend, Lindsay to a tragic car crash when the pair were driving home from a nearby gas station. It was a rainy fall night and Lindsay hit a curve in the road and lost control of the car. The car ran off the road, crashed into a ditch and flipped several times.
This week is National Teens “Don't Text and Drive” Week so it’s a perfect time to remind the teens (and adults) in your life that texting and driving can be a deadly combination.
Did you know that traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for American teens?
Safe Kids Worldwide Issues Statement in Support of DoT Transportation Legislation
Favors Bipartisan Approach to Road Safety
In this personal video testimony, Steven Kiefer shares the tragic story about his teenage son, Mitchel, who was killed when his car was hit by a distracted driver.
Safe Kids and program sponsor General Motors are joining together for an opportunity for high school students called the Take it from a Teen video challenge.
There’s nothing better than a group of young people striving to change the statistics!
To kick- Off National Teen Driver Safety Week, Safe Kids Worldwide teamed up with the National Traffic Safety Administration to host an event at Mills High School focused on teen passenger and driver’s safety.