• Section 2: Safe Driving

     
    Please view these two videos!
     
     
     
     

    Some key points

    • Teenagers are more likely to be injured or killed in cars than any other age group.

    • Motor Vehicle Accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers.

    • Alabama has particularly high numbers of teen driving deaths.

    • Alabama places certain legal restrictions on 16-year-old drivers. These include:  

      • a curfew between midnight at 6 a.m.
      • a limit of 1 passenger who is not a family member.
      • a ban on any use of handheld electronic devices such as cell phones

    • Having passengers in the car increases the chances a teenage driver will have a motor vehicle accident.

    • Both texting AND talking on a cell phone greatly increases the chance of causing a car wreck.

    • Alcohol use impairs all drivers and impairs teenage drivers more than adult drivers.
     
     

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