Stay safe at home. at work. on the road. at the pool. in your neighborhood. at the park. on icy sidewalks. near railroads.

KEY ISSUES AND STATISTICS

According to National Safety Council Injury Facts, 167,127 people died from PREVENTABLE deaths in 2018. That’s 167,127  times a young driver, mother, father, grandparent, or employee’s ordinary day turned tragic. North Dakotans are not excluded from the dangers of unintentional injuries and deaths that take place off-the-job.

RESOURCES & LINKS

Parental Involvement Tips: The leading cause of teen vehicle crashes is inexperience. When first learning to drive, it’s natural to make mistakes. The best way to help eliminate mistakes is for teens to practice driving with their parents in the vehicle. All it takes is 30 minutes each week to make a difference! Start by driving with your teen during the day in good weather conditions and on remote roads or in empty parking lots. Then, gradually move to dusk and nighttime driving, inclement weather and busier roads.

Five Things to Remember When Teaching Your Teen to Drive

    • Be calm and patient. If you just had an argument or someone is upset, wait to take the drive. Make sure the atmosphere is right for a good experience.
    • Expect mistakes. The only way your teen can learn is to make mistakes. So be positive and praise correct driving.
    • Give proper instructions. Explain what your teen should do in advance, in a clear, calm voice.
    • Stay focused. Remember your teen is still learning and YOU are the experienced driver. Scan the roadway for hazards and be ready to react, eliminate distractions, and always encourage this behavior in your teen.
    • Drive the way you want your teen to drive. When you’re behind the wheel, don’t do anything you wouldn’t want your teen to do. If they catch you – admit your mistakes

Find more parental involvement resources here.

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FIRES & BURNS

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES

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