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!MPACT Educational powerpoint on teen safe driving

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The #1 Killer of Teens in America?:

Motor Vehicle Crashes The # 1 Killer of Teens in America?

Shocking statistics:

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death of teenagers, causing nearly 35% of all fatalities in the 15-19 year age group . Nearly 5,000 teens killed each year . Another 375,000 teens are injured. Shocking statistics National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, 2008; Allstate Foundation, 2006 / Center for Disease Control, 2009

Shocking statistics:

Shocking statistics Ten times a year….

Why are so many teens killed in motor vehicle crashes?:

Inexperience, inexperience, inexperience Social Reasons Peer pressure Distracted driving Biological Reasons High risk taking Thrill seeking Why are so many teens killed in motor vehicle crashes?

Greatest contributing factors:

Driver error Speeding Distractions Low seat belt use Texting Single vehicle crashes Passengers Alcohol Night driving Greatest contributing factors * FARS, NHTSA

What happens to your body when you crash?:

1. Unbelted occupants slam into hard, unforgiving parts of the vehicle's interior—the steering wheel, the windshield, the roof—or into other occupants. 2. Unbelted occupants can also be ejected from the vehicle. 3. The final impact takes place within your body as the internal organs smash against other body parts—i.e., the heart hitting the sternum, the brain hitting the skull, the lungs hitting the ribs. What happens to your body when you crash? University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Safe Bet: Seat Belts Improve Your Odds

Our !MPACT Kids…:

We miss them every single day. Our !MPACT Kids…

What is the state doing to protect teen drivers?:

Graduated licensing laws Passenger restriction Night time curfew Cell phone restriction Zero tolerance for alcohol What is the state doing to protect teen drivers?

What can you do to protect yourself and your friends?:

Learn about the risks Make a commitment to yourself Make a commitment to your friends Remember us and remember our kids T ake our message with you: Drive safely , someone loves YOU What can you do to protect yourself and your friends?

Visit our website and facebook page:

http://www.MourningParentsAct.org !MPACT – Mourning Parents Act, Inc. Visit our website and facebook page

Live life to preserve it…:

…you deserve it Live life to preserve it…

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