I Promise to those I love...
to NOT Drink & Drive, to NOT Text & Drive, to ALWAYS wear my seatbelt.. 

 

The #1 cause of teenage fatalities are driving related.

Each year, about 41,000 people in the U.S. lose their lives in traffic crashes. 
U.S. Dept. of Transportation

Speeding almost triples the odds of being involved in an accident.  (AAA)

University of Utah study found 18-25 year olds who drive while talking on cell phones had the same reaction times as 65-74 year olds not using phones.

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Each day an average of 11 teens are killed in car crashes... 4,000 per year.

If you must make that call or text, your best bet is to pull over.

The six deadliest driving days of the year are: July 2-4; Dec. 23; Jan. 1; Sept. 2(on or near Labor Day)

National Highway Safety Administration stats: 63% of people killed in car accidents are not wearing seat belts.

Failure to wear a seat belt contributes to more fatalities than any other single traffic safety related behavior.

Every 32 minutes someone becomes injured or dies due to an alcohol related car accident.

For all crashes, the alcohol involvement rate is five times higher at night.

If 90% of Americans buckled up, we will prevent more than 5,500 deaths and 132,000 injuries annually.

Oklahoma Highway Safety Office website.

U.S Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration website.

 

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