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National Safety Month

Make Safety Your Priority

For National Safety Month, the National Safety Council (NSC) focuses on three main fields of safety, which include safety on the road, at home, and at work. In relation to teenagers, the main focus is safety on the road, due to the fact car accidents are the number one cause of deaths mainly as a result of inexperience. According to Injury Facts 2015, the three prevalent causes of fatalities on the road include alcohol (30.8%), speeding (30%), and distracted driving (26%). Just as a side note, with improvements in cell phone technology, distracted driving has been an accumulative and misunderstood trend. Actually, 80% of drivers across America mistakenly believe that hands-free devices are safer than using a handheld phone. With advancements in cell phone technology, distracted driving has been an increasing and misunderstood trend. In fact, findings from a recent NSC public opinion poll indicate 80% of drivers across America incorrectly believe that hands-free devices are safer than using a handheld phone. With advancements in cell phone technology, distracted driving has been an increasing and misunderstood trend. In fact, findings from a recent NSC public opinion poll indicate 80% of drivers across America incorrectly believe that hands-free devices are safer than using a handheld phone. To learn more about teenage driving check out this interesting video!

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Highway Safety (Provided by the American Red Cross)

• Buckle up, slow down, and don’t drive impaired.
• Be well rested and alert.
• Use caution in work zones.
• Give your full attention to the road. Avoid distractions such as cell phones.
• Observe speed limits – driving too fast or too slow can increase your chance of being in a collision.
• Make frequent stops. During long trips, rotate drivers. If you’re too tired to drive, stop and get some rest.
• Be respectful of other motorists and follow the rules of the road.
• Don’t follow another vehicle too closely.
• Clean your headlights, taillights, signal lights and windows to help you see, especially at night.
• Turn your headlights on as dusk approaches, or if you are using your windshield wipers due to inclement weather.
• Don’t overdrive your headlights.
• If you have car trouble, pull off the road as far as possible.

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amelia Featured Youth Blogger: Amelia, Bartow Youth Action Team

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