According to a recent Allstate Foundation Survey

69% of teens who speed said they do so because they

want to keep up with traffic.















  • Speeding has been a factor in over 37% of crashes involving 16-year-olds.

  • In 2008, 37 percent of fatal crashes with 15 to 20-year-old males at the wheel involved speeding

  • Among crashes attributed to a critical teen driver error, 21 percent of serious teen driver crashes were due to driving too fast for road conditions.


  • 55% of teens killed in car crashes weren’t using their seat belts..unthinkable!!!

  • The U.S. Department of Transportation predicts a 50% reduction in the number of deaths and injuries if every-one buckles up.

  • One excuse for not buckling up on city streets is the belief that non-highway collisions aren’t as serious. However, studies show that about 80% of auto accidents occur at speeds of less than 40 mph and that chances of death or injury at low speeds when the driver is unbelted are three times greater than for belted drivers. About 75% of motor vehicle accidents occur within 25 miles of home.

  • An excuse for not buckling up on the highway is that collisions at 60 mph or more are usually not survivable, whether or not occupants are buckled up. That argument disregards the fact that, in the seconds before a collision, the driver of a vehicle traveling 60 mph usually brakes, reducing the crash speed substantially and increasing the chances of survivability for those wearing belts.

  • Another excuse for not buckling up is that “My seat belt doesn’t work, so I don’t wear it.” Sometimes this excuse is caused by a misunderstanding of the mechanics of seat belts which permit freedom of movement under ordinary conditions but lock in an emergency. (Test this by trying to pull the belt out of the retracting unit during a controlled quick stop.)

Two Simple Things Would Save Thousands of Lives a Year.

1. Don’t Speed

2. Buckle Up

You be the example!!


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