Driving Web Links
1 Assessing and Managing Risk
Traffic Safety Facts
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year-olds. Visit this Web site to get the facts about drivers involved in fatal crashes. How do young drivers as a group compare with drivers of other age groups? Make a graph to show the percentages of each age group involved in fatal crashes.
Institute for Highway Safety
Have questions about the safety of U.S. highways? Look here first for
answers on the most frequently asked questions about highway safety issues.
Click on the Teenagers link to find questions that specifically focus
on issues regarding teenage drivers.
How do Americans feel about specific highway and safety issues, policies,
and programs? Visit this Web site to get the highlights of a public opinion
poll that surveyed the attitudes of American drivers regarding highway
safety. How do you feel about the use of cameras on red lights to ticket
violators? Click on the chart to see a graph of poll responses to this
Getting a driver's license for some reason is an important rite of passage
to adulthood, but it can be a dangerous one. This Web site is designed
to give teens and parents insights into the skills and knowledge that
the best professional instructors have learned over the years. Use this
site to get an overview of driving concepts commonly covered in driver
education courses. Find out what concepts in the four-step I.P.D.E. system
to help drivers organize their thinking when making decisions in traffic.
Create a pamphlet for your classmates to illustrate these important considerations
for safe driving.
Institute for Highway Safety http://www.hwysafety.org/facts/state.htm
In all states you must meet vision, knowledge, and skills requirements
to get a license to drive. In other ways, requirements vary from state
to state. This Web site provides the requirements regarding state licensing
for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Click on the Research
by Topic link to find information on your state. Report your findings
to your class.
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