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Always stay within designated swimming areas that are super- vised by a lifeguard. health.glencoe.com HS_HEALTH_U09_C27_L2 12/8/03 5:54 PM Page 718
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VOCABULARY vehicular safety graduated driver’s license road rage defensive driver Safety on the Road YOU’LL LEARN TO Analyze strategies for preventing accidental injuries while driving or riding in a car or another type of vehicle. Associate risk-taking while driving a car or another type of vehicle with consequences, such as drinking and driving, with accidental injury. ccording to the CDC, motor vehicle crashes are the leading A cause of death among teens—more than 5,700 teens died on the road in 2001. The fatality rate for teen drivers is about four times higher than the rate for drivers from 25 to 65 years old. The number of teen drivers involved in fatal car crashes is decreasing. However, the percentages are still staggering: 14 percent of all drivers involved in fatal crashes were between the ages of 15 and 20. 21 percent of these drivers had been drinking and driving. 80 percent of these drivers were not wearing safety belts. Automobile Safety hen teens are entrusted with driving a car, they have a W responsibility to themselves, their families, their passengers, and the people in other vehicles. That responsibility is to behave in a manner that reduces the risk of injury and death. Behaving responsibly means practicing obeying the rules of the road, as well as using or exercising common sense and good judgment. Obeying the rules means driving within the speed limit, yielding the right-of-way when indicated, and observing local traffic regulations. vehicular safety Make a list of strategies for preventing an unintentional injury while operating a vehicle. Include all of the safety measures that you think apply. 719 Lesson 3 Safety on the Road Automobile safety begins even before you start the car—buckle up!
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To exercise common sense and good judgment as a driver: Pay attention to your vehicle. Before you start the car, adjust the mirrors and seat to positions that are best for you. Buckle your safety belt. Adjust other items such as the radio, heater, and air conditioner before the car starts moving. Pay attention to other drivers. A popular TV public service announcement sponsored by the National Safety Council advised drivers to “watch out for the other guy.” This advice is still sound. At night or when inclement weather reduces visibility, turn on your headlights so that other drivers can see you. In general, drive as though the other driver is going to act irresponsibly. If you do this, you will always be prepared for the unexpected. Pay attention to road conditions. This includes reducing your speed when the road is icy or wet, when a lane narrows, and when there is construction or congestion.
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