It is probably the last thought on their minds but as the end of the school year nears, teens need to be reminded about traffic safety. No one wants their next road trip, the prom or summer vacation to end in a tragic car crash.
Our New York City personal injury lawyers know all about the shocking statistics associated with teen drivers, especially in the summer time.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) indicates the months of May through August are the most lethal of the year for teens ages 15 to 19. It is a sad reminder that nationally more teens die in a traffic crash than by any other means. In the summer time, on a daily basis roughly twice as many teens are killed in crashes than any other time of the year. It is clear that summer doesn’t give teens a break when it comes to traffic accidents.
That is why May is designated as the National Youth Traffic Safety Month to kick off the summer reminding teens to be safe. Events, contests and promotions are held during May by the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) to urge teens to drive safely and emphasize the dangers out on the road.
Safe driving projects are taking place in local communities nationwide conducted by over 220 high school teams as part of the NOYS Act Out Loud contest. Teams are promoting anti-distracted driving campaigns with PSA’s, school assemblies and creating music videos. They are also collecting X the TXT pledges which urge teens to put away the cell phones while driving. The winning team’s local youth safety organization will get a cash prize of $10,000.
“There’s no doubt that young people have the power to educate both their peers and adults about safe driving and safer roads,” said NOYS Executive Director Sandy Spavone.
The winning Drive 2 Life Public Service Announcement was recently announced by the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) and NOYS. A 16-year old Arizona student won the first annual contest. She recently returned from New York where she got to assist with the making of her PSA that will air nationally during the month of May as part of National Youth Traffic Safety Month.
New York personal injury lawyer, Nicholas Rose understands that being involved in a distracted driving or other accident in New York City or the surrounding areas requires an experienced legal professional. If you have been injured, contact the Law Offices of Nicholas Rose for a free consultation to discuss your rights at 1-877-313-ROSE (7673).