Fall can mean a lot of things – back to school, football games, and most of all homecoming. Homecoming is a rite of passage for most high school students. Since it’s right around the corner Teens in the Driver Seat wants to remind you to be safe whether your celebrating a home-game win, or planning to go to your school’s homecoming dance.
Driving at Night – Catching the football game or going to the homecoming dance can mean driving home after dark. Make sure that you are following cars in front of you at a safe distance and if you can avoid it, don’t drive at night.
Distractions – If you are driving to the game, or the dance, make sure you are not distracted by friends in the car or by your cell phone. A quick text message or phone call can wait until you arrive at your destination.
Speeding – Don’t rush! Make sure that you leave your destination in time to arrive at the next one on time. If you double your speed from 30 to 60 mph breaking distance is not twice, but four times as long.
Seatbelt Use – Make sure that you buckle up before you put your car in drive, and make sure your date or friends wear their seatbelts—even if they are in the backseat.
Drinking and Driving – This one is simple: don’t drink and drive. Drinking makes you stupid. It can also make you dead.
Have fun and stay safe while you’re rooting for the home team this homecoming.