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
DO YOU DO ANY OF THESE THINGS?
SKIPPING SEAT BELTS
More than a third of teens killed in crashes weren’t wearing their seat belt.
TEXTING WHILE DRIVING
On average, texting while driving takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds.
At 55 mph, that’s like traveling the length of a football field blindfolded
AFRAID, AND NOT SPEAKING UP
Half of teen passengers report feeling unsafe riding with a driver who isn’t alert.
One third of teens feel unsafe riding with a parent.
TOO MANY PASSENGERS
Many states have laws that limit the maximum number of passengers
DRINKING AND DRIVING
13% of drivers between 15 – 19 who were killed in crashes had a Blood Alcohol Content of .08% or higher.
DRIVING WHEN IT'S DARK
Nearly 1/3 of teens killed in crashes were speeding
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