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1 Drive Rite: Keys to Smart Driving

2 Driver Education program designed to increase parent resources and involvement in teen driving, expand driving knowledge and skills, and reduce teen driving injuries and deaths

3 Crashes = #1 Killer of US Teens According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, 6,000 teens die yearly from injuries sustained from crashes. In 2003, there were 8,666 persons killed in crashes involving a young driver age 15-20, and 58% of people killed were not the young driver.

4 Drive Rite: Keys to Smart Driving Being a good driver is being an aware, conscious, and defensive driver. Parents play a “very” important role as teacher and in setting driving limits to keep teens safe. Parent and teen learn together

5 Drive Rite: Keys to Smart Driving This is your program We all learn when you share You will all learn together At times you will be leading the class Bring your snacks, your CDs, enjoy!

6 Driver’s Education Drive Rite does not replace Driver’s Education Driver’s Ed course can increase driver skills No ONE driver education program does it all not yet!

7 Format for the Drive Rite program Six monthly workshops – 2 – 21/2 hours Interactive learning experiences Brief homework assignments Logged driving time to practice driving skills

8 Logged Driving Time 11 guided lessons Support driving practice Teen completes a weekly driving log (60 hours) Parent and facilitators sign

9 Drive Rite Web Site Bulletin Boards ResourcesActivities Contact information ces.purdue.edu/driverite

10 Drive Rite DVD Illustrates commentary driving Includes various driving scenarios using commentary driving

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12 Lesson One Responsible Driving: A Reality Check Session Objectives (Goals): Define “responsible” driving. Identify elements of focused driving. Understand the interactions among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

13 Lesson Two Dealing with Driving Distractions Session Objectives (Goals): Identify factors leading to inattention or distracted driving. Demonstrate strategies for dealing with distractions. Recognize components of defensive driving in driver safety.

14 Lesson Three Avoiding and Dealing with Car Crashes Session Objectives (Goals): Identify the leading causes of crashes. Demonstrate strategies to avoid car crashes. Describe the steps a driver should take immediately following a crash.

15 Lesson Four Crash Scene Aftermath – Laws & Logistics Session Objectives (Goals): Understand laws dictating driver responsibility following a crash. Demonstrate the steps a driver will take following a crash. Recognize the potential long-term consequences of a car crash.

16 Lesson Five Vehicle Ownership Session Objectives (Goals): List strategies to determine vehicle safety. Recognize the relationship between vehicle maintenance and safety. Realize that some vehicle alterations limit warrantee benefits. Understand the benefits and limitations of insurance.

17 Lesson Six Celebrating Accomplishments Session Objectives (Goals): Identify lessons learned from at least one lesson or topic from the class. Celebrate personal accomplishments achieved through the program.

18 Parent Lessons Talking with Your Teen Road Design and Construction Driving in Rural Areas Space Management on the Road Driving Distractions Driving in Bad Weather Intersections Aggressive Driving Impaired Driving Bystander Care Car Maintenance

19 County Program Six monthly workshops Facilitators: Discuss dates for workshops Discuss times for workshops

20 Missing Sessions Really important to try to make it to all six sessions Talk with the facilitators. Facilitators provide contact information at this time. For program information contact Aadron Rausch Ella Patton

21 Determining Program Effectiveness Evaluating the Drive Rite program to determine knowledge gain and if teens have fewer citations and crashes. Pre and post program evaluations Two-year driving record tracked through BMV Recruiting older teen

22 If you haven’t sign up yet Pick up a registration form today!

23 Questions???


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