TxDOT re-introducing 'Five for Drive' campaign to keep young drivers safe

21 October, 2017, 00:11 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • Law enforcement, safety groups remind teens to stay safe behind the wheel

So "Five For Drive" is a campaign to lower crash rates for teens by giving parents five things to speak to their teens about before they get behind the wheel. Not surprisingly, the study found that more than half of teen drivers (57 percent) would prefer to learn driving skills from someone other than their own parents.

In 2015, nearly 2,000 teen drivers were involved in fatal traffic crashes, resulting in more than 2,000 deaths nationwide.

"The classroom is just the starting point for teaching the next generation of safe drivers". More than 5000 teens were surveyed to help us better understand teens' driving attitudes and behaviors.

AAA South Dakota joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other traffic safety groups during National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct. 15-21) to encourage all parents to talk to their teen drivers about the rules of the road.

"With traffic deaths in Virginia having dramatically spiked this year in comparison to 2016, this multi-state operation could not come at a more critical time", said Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police Superintendent. The game plan includes key offensive and defensive driving plays that parents and teen drivers can practice together.

Every 15 Minutes focuses on high school juniors and seniors, challenging them to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, the responsibility of making mature decisions, and the impact their decisions have on family, friends, and many others. That represents a 10-year decline of 56 percent from 2001, when 41 teen drivers were killed.

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"Sharing even simple tips with teens, like how to maintain tires, could result in a few extra feet of stopping distance that could mean the difference between life and death", Scott Clark, chief operating officer for Michelin North America says in the statement.

Content in the "Coaching Your Teen Driver" handbook is drawn in part from lessons Michelin developed in association with the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA).

Defense: Defensive driving maneuvers are essential for safety on the road.

Parents should take an active role in helping to set a tone of reverence behind the wheel. More space is needed to stop on slick roads.

Offense: The handbook's offensive driving plays are created to build new drivers' confidence on the road.

All topics are important when it comes to keeping your teen drivers safe. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.

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