Don’t become a roadway statistic
About 100 people die every day on roadways due to preventable motor vehicle crashes. The National Safety Council states that speeding, drowsiness, alcohol and driving distracted are common reasons why these deadly crashes occur.
To help prevent motor vehicle collisions:
- Have a designated driver on hand if you plan to drink.
- Do not speed.
- Do not drive drowsy. Plan ahead to take regular breaks on long road trips to prevent fatigue.
- Never use a cell phone – even hands free – when driving. If having your phone nearby is too tempting, silence the volume and place it in the glove compartment.
Have a teen driver? Practice with him or her, even if your child is licensed. Half of teen drivers will be involved in a motor vehicle crash before graduating from high school, according to the council. Parental involvement helps to significantly reduce teens’ crash risk, NSC states.