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Message Monday - Look kids, another distracted driver

05/24/2021

5-24 look kidsIt’s an all-too-common sight these days. You don’t have to look too far and the chances are you’ll see distracted drivers in the cars around you.

What kind of behavior are your kids seeing when they are in the car with you? Research from SafeKids Worldwide (https://www.safekids.org/research-report/reducing-risks-teen-drivers) shows that parents who demonstrated good behaviors impacted the driving habits of their teen drivers.

According to the survey, “Teens who told us their parents modeled positive behavior also reported less risky behavior behind the wheel. This is an encouraging situation, given that teens told us their parents had the most influence on the teens’ driving and that the time they spent practicing driving with their parents was the most helpful in learning to drive.”

Distracted teen drivers lead to serious consequences – 60% percent of teen crashes have distraction as a cause  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3MlUA0qkiQ

So far in 2021, there have been 92 deaths in traffic crashes. That is an increase of 10 since last Monday. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report at https://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/stats/daily.pdf


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