The end of the school year is right around the corner, so Teens in the Driver Seat wants to remind you to be safe while you’re celebrating graduation and over the summer break. Here are some tips on how to stay safe while you’re driving this time of year:
- Celebrations are a part of graduation. Make sure to get plenty of rest the night before so you are on top of your game when driving from place to place on the big day. Remember being awake for 18 hours affects your driving the same as having a .08 blood alcohol content (BAC).
- If your school is having a project graduation, join in on the fun. It’s much safer than being on the roads late, and you could win some cool door prizes.
- Remember to buckle up when you’re going to and from graduation parties and events – even if you’re in the back seat.
- Before you travel anywhere, make sure that you give your car a once over. Inspect belts, hoses and don’t forget your tires.
- If you’re going on trips where you will be the driver make sure to get plenty of rest. Experts recommend scheduling regular stops every 100 miles or two hours.
- While summer time does mean that you have extra time to hang out with your friends, it can also mean extra passengers in the car, which means extra distractions. Make sure your friends keep it down while you’re driving and when you’re the passenger, do the same.
Have fun this summer, but remember to stay safe while your driving. Check out the top five major crash risks for more tips on safe teen driving.