Health Enhancement and Safety
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness MonthMonday, March 24, 2014, 9:49 am
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury and death for young people aged 15-24. And distracted driving has been cited as the reason for many of these fatal or catastrophic crashes. But teens aren’t the only ones using handheld devices while driving. We all need to be aware of the dangers of distracted driving, and set the right example for children and teens who look up to us.
The following web sites offer excellent resources to use in the classroom and to share with your school and community during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month (and all year long).
- It Can Wait campaign, including the Werner Herzog documentary, From One Second to the Next.
- Stop the Texts, Stop the Wrecks
- Impact Teen Drivers
- Keep the Drive
Refer to OPI’s Distracted Driving Resources page for updated links and materials on this subject, including the revised Distracted Driving curriculum module.
For more information, contact Fran Penner-Ray, 406.444.4396