Responsibility Behind the Wheel - Stewartsville C

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If you are a teen driving your first vehicle
and want to joke around with your
friends… CONSIDER THIS!!!
Ask Yourself
“What can I do to lower my risk of being
in a car crash?”
It’s not something we think about very
often, even though we should.
YOU COULD END
UP LIKE THIS…
Did You Know?...
Car crashes are the number one
cause of death for teens.
Teens behind the
wheel and
passengers account
for one in every five
deaths to 15 to 19year-olds in the U.S.
 Car crashes kill
nearly five times
more teens than
cancer or poisoning.
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50% are caused
by distracted
drivers.
Also did you know…
11% of all 20 year
old drivers involved
in a fatal crash
were reported as
distracted.
Common Distractions
Texting
 Phone Calls
 Eating or drinking
 Grooming
 Reading
 Using a navigation system
 Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3
player
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There are more than just those
distractions. There are also vehicle and
operator errors.
Look Ahead
Slow Down
Seating Position
Sit up and drive!
Skid Recovery
Avoid this by driving slower and
allowing additional room to stop
between your car and the car in
front of you.
Knowing where you are going!
NEVER GIVE UP!!!
Education can make
you a better driver!
People don’t consider the risks
of distracted driving; however,
they should. Careless drivers
are more likely to become a
victim of fatal car crashes.
THIS IS WHAT COULD HAPPEN…
No matter where
you are, you always
need to stay alert.
Things to keep in mind:
Speed
 Road Conditions
 Tail Gating
 Freeway Driving
 Weather
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If you think about it, the problems you face
can only be solved by one person… that
one person is YOU. If you are responsible
and alert every time you get in your car, you
could save lives.
Teens don’t think
about the
responsibility
needed to drive a
vehicle.
If you have considered all of
those facts, have you
considered the responsibility
of knowing your vehicle?...
Examples
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Brakes
Tires
Steering and Suspension
Wipers
Emergency Brake
Headlights
Seat Belt
That next time you get in your car make
sure its safe to drive.
Drive Smart and
Drive Safe by
Driving Right!
Made by: Christena Pollack,
Cierra Keller
Stewartsville C-2
Stewartsville, Missouri
Region 1
Youth Traffic Safety
Song: Days Go By
By Keith Urban
Credits
www.googleimages.com
 http://www.teendriversource.org/stats/re
searcher/detail/107
 http://www.teendriversource.org/more_p
ages/page/distracted_driving/support
 http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/
db37.htm
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