There’s a website on Toyota and driving expections, and I am wondering if they have notified all the former and present customers of unsafe vehicles. We read about customers who are injured and killed in national newspapers in particular. Have they recalled all these cars back yet?
It’s scary to have our teens out there on the road when we know they could cause an injury or be injured. It could be from being on the cell phone or text messaging.
Reserach shows that one third of accidents are from fatally injured drivers who are alcohol impaired. It makes you want to not drive late at night, not have a small car (inspite of saving on gas), and not have your teens out riding around. Life has changed through the years.
What are the facts?
Lack of driving experience makes teens vulnerable to accidents according to safety research.That’s why its important to have your teen take a drivers ed class, watch those nasty scary movies (if they still show them), and insist that they wear their seatbelts (56% of teens killed are from not wearing their seat belts).
I will never forgotten a teen killed out here from drinking and the car turned over. She bled to death. This memory will haunt me forever as we were also some of the first responders at the scene. I could barely sleep for a week over it nor my husband. I don’t know if she could of been saved when it was a main neck artery and Gold Cross didn’t get there quickly. They would have had to have been in a jet to stop this incident.
The fact is that 16-17 year olds have more than a 50% chance of having an accident. I remember once in an English class the students talking about all the accidents they had been in. I was scared listening to them.
No one can multi-task, be on the cell phone, text message, watch the road, watch other cars, eat as they drive, put on their make up, or argue and talk with the person next to them. Distractions make up 80$ of the crashes and 65% of those near crashes.
When do teens have the most accidents?
Sixteen year olds have them between 9 p.m.-6 a.m. according to a study. Make sure your teens have a curfew.
Motor vehicles crashes are the leading killer of teen deaths in the United states, 1 in 3 deaths.