Wearing Your Seat Belt
Research shows that, when worn properly,
seatbelts reduce the risk of fatal injury to front seat car occupants by 45% and cuts the risk of injury by 50%.
In 2007, speeding was a contributing factor in 31
percent of all fatal crashes, and 13,040 lives were lost in
speeding related crashes. The economic cost to society
of speed related crashes is $40.4 billion per year.
Cell Phone Safety
The General Assembly in North Carolina has passed a law for all drivers that prohibits texting while driving. Try to minimize the use of a cell phone as much as possible while driving.
It seems to be quite easy to become distracted while
you're driving, whether you're playing with the media
player, talking to a passenger, or trying to drive with
children in the car, staying focused on the road gets
to be a little difficult.
Drinking and Driving
In 2007, 1,675 people were killed by drunk drivers.
A "drink" is either one shot of liquor, a five-ounce glass
of wine or one beer, all of which contain the same
amount of alcohol.
Click here for a Experienced Driver Brochure (Adobe PDF)
For more information about the PART Safety Program