October 14-20 is National Teen Driver Safety Week!
There are a lot of distractions on the road, but many people don’t realize just how many there are inside the car too. These distractions can be the most dangerous!
Stow your phone
As soon as you get into the driver’s seat, turn off the phone or put it in the glove box. Any text orcall can wait. Even the quickest message takes yourfocus off the road. It’s dangerous for the driver, passengers, others on the road and pedestrians.
Manage your music
Changing the radio or the iPod, are unsafe for a driver. Make a playlist, select a station ahead of time, or leave the controls to a passenger.
Save the socializing
We've all seen drivers talking to passengers instead of paying attention to the road. The risk of a serious crash is four times greater for a teen driver with passengers. Take good care of your family and friends by focusing on your driving.
Make a change
Are you interested in starting a program in your school or community? There are some great resources available: