Emergency Management News

Sunday, October 18, 2015

This is National Teen Driver Safety Week #AltusOK #OKready

•••October 18-24, 2015•••
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds in the U.S. In fact, almost half of the teen drivers involved in a crash die. Yet, a recent survey show that only 25% of parents have had a serious talk with their kids about the key components of driving. You are the parent, they are your children, and they still have a lot of learn. You can teach them and you may just help save their lives.

The "5 to Drive" campaign encourages parents to visit www.safercar.gov/parents/teendriving and discuss with their teens one safety topic each day during national teen driver safety week.

The "5 to Drive" campaign topics are:
1 No cell phone use or texting while driving,
2 No extra passengers,
3 No speeding,
4 No alcohol, and…
5 No driving or riding without a seat belt.

Even if you think they don't hear you, they do.
Set the Rules Before They Hit the Road.

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