In this day in age, the amount of distractions one can encounter while driving are endless. From texting and driving, loud music, difficult driving conditions and impaired driving; all of these can lead to fatal car accidents.
While some of these distractions are outside of our control, driving impaired is not one of them.
Decreasing the amount of death and injuries of our teen drivers requires action on the national and local platforms. National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving has created a program exclusively for retail auto dealers designed to raise awareness and educate teens, parents and others on ways to develop good driving skills and make smart choices that will help save lives.
NFTSD works alongside dealers to provide support and knowledge to help create a successful program that impacts the community the dealerships are located in.
Dealerships can host teen/parent workshops to raise awareness and educate teens and parents on the importance of responsible driving.
These workshops address topics like, educating parents on the importance of staying involved with their teen driver, being a role model, the importance of seat belts and the effects of impaired or drowsy driving.
NFTSD has a campaign every year called the “Senior Promise’, this initiative is to educate teens on the importance of responsible driving in such an exciting time of their lives.
This time of the year is one of the deadliest times for teens. Seven of the top 10 deadliest driving days occurring between Memorial Day and Labor Day. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, nationwide, 48 teenagers die and another 5,202 are injured in car crashes on a typical prom weekend. For the past several years during prom weekend, approximately 300 teens have died in alcohol-related crashes.
Safety is a shared responsibility that starts with your smart choices and safe driving. Make a promise today and do your part to make this a safe, exciting and memorable time for the graduating class of 2018!