DANGEROUS THINGS TEENS DO IN CARS:

7 RISKY BEHAVIORS AND 7 TIPS TO STAY SAFE

Sometimes we all do risky things in cars

These 7 are especially dangerous – and cause too many deaths

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DO YOU DO ANY OF THESE THINGS?

1

SKIPPING SEAT BELTS

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More than a third of teens killed in crashes weren’t wearing their seat belt.

2

TEXTING WHILE DRIVING

On average, texting while driving takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds.

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At 55 mph, that’s like traveling the length of a football field blindfolded

3

AFRAID, AND NOT SPEAKING UP

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Half of teen passengers report feeling unsafe riding with a driver who isn’t alert.

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One third of teens feel unsafe riding with a parent.

4

TOO MANY PASSENGERS

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Many states have laws that limit the maximum number of passengers

5

DRINKING AND DRIVING

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13% of drivers between 15 – 19 who were killed in crashes had a Blood Alcohol Content of .08% or higher.

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DRIVING WHEN IT'S DARK

driving-dark The risk of a fatal crash atnight can be more than 3 timeshigher for teens than adults

7

SPEEDING

Nearly 1/3 of teens killed in crashes were speeding

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More than 2,500 teens die in car crashes every year

DON'T BE ONE OF THEM

7 Ways to Stay Safe

1. Buckle up: every person, every time

2. Don’t text and drive

3. Speak up when any driver is driving unsafely

4. Limit the number of passengers in a car

5. Don’t drink and drive

6. Only drive when it’s dark after extra practice

7. Follow the speed limit