With National Teen Driver Safety Week taking place from October 14-20, 2012, various schools, organizations and celebrities are following this year’s “Share, Not Scare” theme by sharing their personal experiences with teen-related accidents.
This, of course, is in hopes of lessening the number of accidents and casualties that are caused by critical errors, among them lack of responding to road hazards, ignoring road conditions and being distracted, which “Accident Analysis and Prevention” reports as being contributors to 75% of serious teen driver crashes.
State Farm Insurance and GRAMMY®–nominated artist Gustavo Galindo are among the parties getting involved with the initiative. As part of its now annual ‘Celebrity Music Teacher for a Day’ campaign, in which State Farm Insurance partners with musicians to give high school students tips on how to “make it in the industry”, Galindo will also share his experience with teen driving accidents, give an acoustic performance and sign autographs. The next session with Galindo is scheduled for Los Angeles on Friday, October 19, 2012 at Abraham Lincoln High School.
To get you thinking about bettering your driving habits, here are three suggestions for how to avoid the scenarios presented in the study.
Photo credit: Piper Ferguson
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