Distracted walking has become a new phenomenon with the emergence of regular cell phone use by youth. This immediate access to technology and social media has resulted in a culture of FOMO, or Fear Of Missing Out, and has possibly resulted in youth becoming distracted by their cell phones while driving and walking. In fact, […]
For the past nine years, Pepperell High School’s SADD/TDS team (Student Against Destructive Decisions/Teens in the Driver Seat), in Floyd County, Georgia, has planned and conducted a Safe Driving Expo in their community. They planned for months, partnered with local law enforcement, invited local safety partners and businesses, and organized entertainment such as local bands, […]
It’s the start of another school year. Another chance for new beginnings and making a difference in your community. One of the best ways to begin is by starting a Teens in the Driver Seat team and recruiting teens to join the efforts in promoting traffic safety. Diane Shiley knows all about the fast track […]
High school student teams were asked to observe teen drivers and log if they were or were not visibly using an electronic device. Junior High student teams were asked to observe adult drivers and log electronic use.
As a continuation of last year’s discovery, when we compare schools that have participated in the activity multiple years with first-year activity schools, we found that the multi-year (participated 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 years) young driver pre-observations were higher than first-year young driver pre-observations. These results suggest regular focus on this risk is resulting in less young driver distractions over time.
“Prevention and planning may take a little time up front but will spare you from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown—or worse yet, a highway crash—later.” For most of us, summer is here and basically in full effect! Our partners at National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are great about publishing safe driving tips […]
Think about it: you get up and go to work and you constantly have to watch for drivers who may be unsafe or even angry you are doing your job. That’s not right! Last year (2017) 132 workers didn’t go home at the end of their work day. We need to help get that number to ZERO! So, here are some tips to keep everyone safe.