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    Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the United States

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We are giving teens the chance to influence their peers for good by participating in the Don’t Drive Stupid Let’s Make it a Zero Fatalities Year program. Together we can add up to Zero. Bring Don’t Drive Stupid to your school.

Safe driving keys

EVERYONE BUCKLES UP IN THE CAR, EVERY RIDE. No exceptions.

THAT SEAT BELT LOOKS GOOD ON YOU. Always use both the lap and shoulder belt.

YOU CAN’T LEAVE LOOKING LIKE THAT. Never place the shoulder strap under your arm or behind your back.

YOU’RE THE BOSS. If a friend refuses to buckle up, then you refuse to start the car.

SPEAK UP. If the person sitting next to you refuses to buckle up, consider this: If you are in a crash, the person who is not buckled can fly around the car and hit and kill you.

HIT THE “OFF” BUTTON. Don’t text. Don’t call anyone. If you think hands-free calling is safer, you are wrong.

EAT UP BEFORE YOU START UP. Avoid eating or drinking while driving and keep both hands on the wheel.

NEVER REACH FOR ANYTHING IN THE CAR. If you are using a  GPS system, take the next exit to adjust your settings.

FRIENDS ARE GREAT BUT THEY CAN BE A DISTRACTION. Make sure you focus on the road.

PASS IT ON. Encourage your friends and family to drive free of distractions.

RESPONDING TO AN AGGRESSIVE DRIVER 

DON’T PLAY THEIR GAME. Back off and let them go their way. Get to your destination safely.

DON’T MAKE EYE CONTACT. Ignore hand gestures and honking. Just drive.

CONTACT POLICE, BUT BE SAFE ABOUT IT. Get a vehicle description, license plate number, location and direction of travel.

ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT. If your encounter with an aggressive driver results in a crash, your seat belt will reduce your chances of being injured or killed.

ABSOLUTELY NO UNDERAGE DRINKING AND DRUG USE. It’s against the law.

DON’T GET IN. Never get in a vehicle with someone who’s been drinking or is impaired in any way.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN DRINKING, DO NOT DRIVE. 

Call a friend or your parents for a ride… YEAH, you might get in BIG trouble, but at least you are alive and not in jail.

CHECK THE BOX. When using prescription or over-the-counter medications, Follow the warnings: “May cause drowsiness” or “Do not operate a vehicle while using this medication.”

KNOW THE WARNING SIGNS:  

Difficulty focusing or heavy eyelids.

Yawning repeatedly or trouble keeping your head up.

Drifting from your lane, tailgating or hitting a rumble strip.

IF YOU FEEL THE SYMPTOMS:

Switch drivers.

Pull over and stop driving and take a short nap.

Find a safe place to sleep for the night.

What to do if you get into a crash

  1. If it is clear, safe and legal, stop your vehicle. Move the vehicle out of the roadway if necessary.
  2. Turn off the ignition of the cars involved.
  3. Make sure everyone involved in the crash is OK.
  4. Call 911.
  5. If you have reflective triangles or flares set them around the crash site.
  6. Gather the names of witnesses of the crash.
  7. Take a picture with a camera and/or draw a quick diagram. Also note the date, time and weather.
  8. Write down the driver’s name, license, and plate numbers.
  9. Exchange insurance information. Do not discuss “fault” or make statements about the crash.
  10. Get a copy of the police report of the crash from the investigating law enforcement agency.

Utah’s Driver Point System

70 Points

and you are OUT!

Note: Points may vary plus or minus 10 percent depending upon severity of the record.

Reckless Driving80
Speeding (Depending on Severity)35 to 75
Failure to Yield Right-of-Way60
Following too Closely (Tailgating)60
Wrong Side of Road60
Wrong Way on One-Way Street60
Red Light50
Stop Sign50
Improper Lookout50
Negligent Passing50
Negligent Collision50
Other Moving Violations40

REAL STORIES. REAL IMPACTS.

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