Presentation on theme: "Car Passenger Safety Years 10 & 11. THE FACTS: number of people involved in road crashes every day in the UK in 2012: 5 63 468 Many of those killed and."— Presentation transcript:
Car Passenger Safety Years 10 & 11
THE FACTS: number of people involved in road crashes every day in the UK in 2012: 5 63 468 Many of those killed and injured are your age! Road crashes are the biggest killer of 15-24 year-olds! Number of deaths Number of serious injuries Number of slight injuries
What are the main causes of crashes and fatal injuries? Not wearing a seat belt Distracting the driver Drink and drugs Speeding The Fatal Four!
Seat belts At what age are you responsible for wearing a seat belt? 14
Seatbelts – how many people wear them? The Driver 96% Front seat passenger 96% Back seat passenger (age 14+) 78% Back seat passenger (child) 96%
Reasons not to wear your seat belt! It’s not comfortable Crease your clothes Makes the driver think you don’t trust them Car cramming Don’t think you need one It’s not cool!
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The Fatal Four! Not wearing a seat belt Distracting the driver Drink and drugs Speeding
Why young passengers increase the accident risk Driver takes more risks, shows off Passengers distract driver Driver and passenger less likely to use seat belts Car cramming Peer pressure Drugs and alcohol
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Only get a lift from someone who you trust to behave sensibly when driving Only get a lift from someone who is sober, licensed and insured Always belt up front and back – check everyone else does too Never distract the driver or encourage them to drive dangerously Tell the driver to slow down if they’re going too fast SMART CHOICES:
Have the courage to say “NO” Agree these tactics with your mates – it’s easier to stand up for safety if you’ve got someone to back you up!