Drive it Right:<br />Teen Safe Driving<br />
When you think of driving, what words, ideas, or phrases come to mind? <br />fun<br />convenient<br />expensive<br />cars<...
Quiz yourself<br />1. About how many teenagers in America die every day from car crashes?<br />a. 4-5    	b. 7-9  	   c. 1...
Quiz yourself<br />4. What percentage of teen car accidents are the result of alcohol? <br />a. 10     	b. 15  	   c. 25  ...
11 deaths each day combines to over 4000 fatalities each year<br />And many are  PREVENTABLE! <br />
The crash rate for 16-year-olds is 3.7 times higher than drivers of all ages. <br />WHY? <br />
Inexperience combined with <br />Distracted Driving<br />Identify some common distractions<br />
Messing with the radio<br />Eating while driving<br />Talking on cell phone<br />Texting<br />Speeding<br />Too many frien...
Who is most at risk? <br />Among teen drivers, those at especially high risk for motor vehicle crashes are:<br />Males: Te...
Teens driving with teen passengers: The presence of teen passengers increases the crash risk of teen drivers. The more fri...
Video clipsAddressing the 3 largest distractions for teens: Cell phones. Friends. Speed<br />
CELL PHONES<br />
Cause and EFFECT, EFFECT, EFFECT, EFFECT…<br />Who is affected by your choice?<br />
CELL PHONES<br />Anything that takes your MIND off driving, HANDS off the wheel, or EYES off the road is a distraction.<br...
CELL PHONES<br />Your actions lead to very real consequences<br />2. One small decision can have a big impact<br />3. Put ...
Cell phones and Driving: Laws<br />Individual State's cell phone laws: <br />http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/cellp...
FRIENDS<br />
FRIENDS<br />Adolescents need acceptance among their peers. <br />Influence is called peer pressure – it can be positive o...
SPEEDING<br />
SPEEDING<br />The most common cause for a crash is unsafe speed. <br />The human brain doesn’t fully mature in its ability...
Ask yourself – What could you lose?<br />
Think: How big of a problem is distracted driving at your school? <br />Think: Which dangerous behaviors are you guilty of...
THANK   YOU!<br />
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  • Ask students to take a mental scan of what they already know/feel about driving. Be sure to call their attention to the less pleasant parts– like the responsibility and danger of driving. (often overshadowed by fun aspects!)
  • Answers: 1. c. (11 per day in 2009). 2. d; 3 Car Crashes. I explain that the 11 per day statistics is an average. In large groups I have them answer in their heads. In smaller classes, I have students raise hands for each choice so they can compare their guesses to their peers’.
  • Answers: 1 25%, down from 32% in 2008. 2. 7%. 3. 13% (not discrepancy in statistic 5 and 6)
  • Over 70 percent of teenage car crashes were the result of driver error, which is preventable! This is good news!
  • Emphasize that being inexperienced already makes teens more vulnerable to a crash… so adding distractions can be even more potent for new drivers.
  • Usually students think drunk driving is the major concern to be aware of while riding or driving; stress that it is ANYTHING that impairs a driver’s ability to focus on driving that is dangerous.
  • Females crash just as often; they do not get in fatal crashes as often.
  • If your state has a graduated license phase, explain it here. You can also tie these 2 facts into why students can’t leave for lunch anymore (closed campus). (rules or laws are made to protect us)
  • The next part of the presentation addresses the 3 main reasons why teens crash. There is time for discussion after each video.
  • Explain that it is not just your life that is affected by a crash. It’s everyone who loves you and everyone who loves the other people involved. Also ask- What happens if you are the instrument of a crash, rather than a victim? (like the driver who killed Ryan).
  • Use this visual to show the impact of one crash and all of the layers of repercussions. (emotional, financial, and legal).
  • Use the link to find out what laws exist in your state. Also explain that if you drive in another state, you must know and follow that state’s laws.
  • Drive it right

    1. 1. Drive it Right:<br />Teen Safe Driving<br />
    2. 2. When you think of driving, what words, ideas, or phrases come to mind? <br />fun<br />convenient<br />expensive<br />cars<br />Luxury? <br />Danger? <br />friends<br />responsibility<br />
    3. 3. Quiz yourself<br />1. About how many teenagers in America die every day from car crashes?<br />a. 4-5 b. 7-9 c. 10-14 d. 18-29<br />2. Teenagers are more likely to get into crashes when:<br />They are new drivers<br />They are driving with teenage passengers<br />They are speeding<br />D. All of the above. <br />3. What is the leading cause of death of teens in America? <br />
    4. 4. Quiz yourself<br />4. What percentage of teen car accidents are the result of alcohol? <br />a. 10 b. 15 c. 25 d. 65<br />5. What percentage of all drivers are teens?<br />a. 3% b. 7% c. 14% d. 20% <br />6. Teens participate in about _____ % of America’s fatal crashes.<br />a. 3% b. 7% c. 13% d. 20% <br />
    5. 5. 11 deaths each day combines to over 4000 fatalities each year<br />And many are PREVENTABLE! <br />
    6. 6. The crash rate for 16-year-olds is 3.7 times higher than drivers of all ages. <br />WHY? <br />
    7. 7. Inexperience combined with <br />Distracted Driving<br />Identify some common distractions<br />
    8. 8. Messing with the radio<br />Eating while driving<br />Talking on cell phone<br />Texting<br />Speeding<br />Too many friends in the car with you<br />Just not paying enough attention<br />
    9. 9. Who is most at risk? <br />Among teen drivers, those at especially high risk for motor vehicle crashes are:<br />Males: Teenage males are twice as likely to get into a fatal crash than teenage females. (they tend to drive faster and more aggressively)<br />
    10. 10. Teens driving with teen passengers: The presence of teen passengers increases the crash risk of teen drivers. The more friends in your car, the more likely you are to get in an accident.<br />Newly licensed teens: Crash risk is particularly high during the first year that teenagers are eligible to drive.<br />(this is why many states have adopted a graduated licensing process) <br />
    11. 11. Video clipsAddressing the 3 largest distractions for teens: Cell phones. Friends. Speed<br />
    12. 12. CELL PHONES<br />
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    14. 14. Cause and EFFECT, EFFECT, EFFECT, EFFECT…<br />Who is affected by your choice?<br />
    15. 15.
    16. 16. CELL PHONES<br />Anything that takes your MIND off driving, HANDS off the wheel, or EYES off the road is a distraction.<br />Drivers using a cell phone are 4-23 times more likely to cause a crash. (4= talking; 23= texting) <br />3. The impairment caused by texting while driving is equal to that of someone with a .08 percent blood alcohol level. <br />4. Texting drivers spend up to 10% of their time outside of their lane. <br />
    17. 17. CELL PHONES<br />Your actions lead to very real consequences<br />2. One small decision can have a big impact<br />3. Put your phone in the back seat, turn it off, have a “designated texter”, or download software that deactivates your phone while in motion<br />
    18. 18. Cell phones and Driving: Laws<br />Individual State's cell phone laws: <br />http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/cellphone_laws.html<br />30 states outlaw text messages while driving; 8 outlaw talking without a hands-free device. <br />28 states ban all cell phone use by novice drivers. <br />
    19. 19. FRIENDS<br />
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    21. 21. FRIENDS<br />Adolescents need acceptance among their peers. <br />Influence is called peer pressure – it can be positive or negative. Making a decision while facing peer pressure is even more challenging.<br />3. Extra passengers often result in teens driving more aggressively and can have serious consequences.<br />
    22. 22. SPEEDING<br />
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    24. 24. SPEEDING<br />The most common cause for a crash is unsafe speed. <br />The human brain doesn’t fully mature in its ability to recognize cause and effect/consequences until age 25.<br />3. Think about some of the choices you make everyday; do you have thoughts of being invincible?<br />
    25. 25. Ask yourself – What could you lose?<br />
    26. 26.
    27. 27. Think: How big of a problem is distracted driving at your school? <br />Think: Which dangerous behaviors are you guilty of? <br />Call to Action: What can you do to abate (lessen, diminish the intensity of) the occurrence of this avoidable trend? <br />
    28. 28. THANK YOU!<br />

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