Every year, the National Organization for Youth Safety (NOYS) hosts Global Youth Traffic Safety Month in May. For 2015, it is in full swing and one of the best ways to bring awareness to this cause is through the sharing of information. The more we know about how dangerous it is to be in a moving car without a seat belt, the better we can all make the conscious decision to click it (or ticket) before we put it in drive.
We wanted to take the opportunity with this post to share information about statistics related to teen drivers and passengers who died in crashes and weren’t wearing their seat belts. The sad reality is that it happens too often and many of these deaths are preventable. As reported by NHTSA data from 2008-2012, below is information on the number of teens aged 15-19 that were killed in car crashes:
|STATE||NUMBER OF TEEN DEATHS WITHOUT SEAT BELT|
|TEEN-DRIVERS||TEEN – FRONT PASSENGER||TEEN – BACK PASSENGER(S)|
Practicing safe driving habits means avoiding distracted driving, drunk driving, drowsy driving, AND buckling up. Remember, a seat belt only works if it’s in use.
Seat Belts Save Lives Challenge
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