Tag: National Traffic Highway Safety Administration

Start Smart Class for New Drivers and Their Parents

Running Springs, CA, April 22, 2016 – On Thursday April 28th, at 6:00 P.M., the California Highway Patrol will be presenting a Start Smart Class at the Arrowhead CHP Area Office in Running Springs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Office of Traffic Safety, over 68,000 teens have died in car crashes in the last decade. The Start Smart program is a cooperative effort between the CHP, teenagers, and their parents/guardians. The goal of the class is to help young drivers and their parents understand the responsibilities associated with driving a motor vehicle. The class will also show how poor choices behind the wheel can...

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Texting While Driving Number One Killer Of Teens

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 6, 2012, noon – In 2010, the number of traffic fatalities in California dropped to the lowest level since 1944. The success can be attributed in part to safety improvements on highways made by Caltrans, along with safety programs like Slow for the Cone Zone and Safe Routes to Schools. April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month, a critical time to reflect upon the consequences of distractions when you’re behind the wheel, especially the dangers of texting and driving. While the decline in traffic related deaths is good news, the Texting Awareness Foundation (TAF), a national non-profit organization dedicated to education and advocacy to stop texting and driving, wants to remind everyone that texting while driving is the number one killer of teenagers. When a driver is texting, steering capability decreases by 91%. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 6,000 deaths and a half a million injuries are caused by distracted drivers every year. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31453.mp3|titles=Distracted Driving Awareness]...

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