This summer we have shared lots of facts and tips to help keep you safe when you’re in a car … as the driver or as a passenger. These are simple, proven methods that reduce the risk of crash and help keep you and others safe. And remember, driving is a privilege. When we drive, we take responsibility for our own safety and the safety of others on the road with us. No trip is worth a life.

Let’s recap.

GDL

If you’ve got a novice driver in the house or you are one, take the time to brush up on your knowledge of your state’s graduated driver license (GDL) program, which is proven to reduce teen crash risk.

http://nftsd.org/gdl-fact-fiction/

Seat Belts

Buckle up every time you get in a car … even in the backseat. It can be the difference between life and death.

http://nftsd.org/seat-belts-can-difference-life-death/

Texting

Would you drive blindfolded at 55mph for the length of an entire football field and feel safe? Is a text message more important than your life? Keep calm, it can wait.

http://nftsd.org/keep-calm-can-wait/

Alcohol and drugs

Drinking fogs thinking and erodes judgment. When you combine alcohol with teenagers’ natural risktaking and desire to impress their friends, dangerous things happen.

http://nftsd.org/drinking-drugged-driving/

Speeding

Take the quiz again and then ask yourself, “Is speeding really worth it?” Think again next time you consider it.

http://nftsd.org/speeding/

Tire safety

Yes, a penny does have value. Did you check your tires this month?

http://nftsd.org/tread-wisely/

Drowsy driving

When we drive, we take responsibility for our own safety and the safety of others on the road with us. No trip is worth a life. Before you hit the road, keep these tips in mind so that you can drive alert and arrive alive.

http://nftsd.org/better-crash-nap-nap-crash/

Passengers

Remember, crash risk goes up when teens drive with other teens in the car.

http://nftsd.org/overcrowding-the-more-the-scarier/