Car crash accidents happen almost every day throughout the United States. Every day, at least 90 people died from car crash accidents. These numbers would grow if we do not care enough to prevent accident and promote safety on the road.
On average 6% of car crash accidents end in fatality. Yet, from that number, 40% have alcohol involved. It is an alarming fact since what seems to be a simple behavior to avoid has such a bigger impact on car crash fatalities. Simple ways to avoid this would be to sober up, have a designated driver, or get a cab when you think you are incapable to drive.
You may think it is OK to talk or text on your mobile phone while you are driving. But did you know that it means your brain is 37% less focused on the road? Averting your eyes from the road to read or reply the texts is equal with driving blindly through a football field.
You may think it’s a myth but wearing a seat belt could reduce the chances of a more serious impact by 30%. Unfortunately, 1 out of 7 adults who are in a vehicle chooses not to wear their seat belts. Most car companies have tried to promote safety by having seat belts available for all passengers and driver. It is up to the all of us, including you, to properly use a seat belt and save lives.
As a parent a serious and scary fact is that fatal car crashes take more lives of teens. Statistically, the 16-19 drivers are three times more at risk to be in a fatal crash compared to other age groups. Regardless of the reason, it is time to raise a serious awareness among-st our teens of how series a responsibility they carry as young drivers, not only to themselves but others.
It does not matter if you think you are an exceptional driver, accidents could happen anytime to anyone. Therefore, it is best to stay alert and raise an awareness to make everyone see how they could prevent accidents from happening.
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