Happy New Year! (We can still say it, January’s not over yet!) We at Safety 1st Driving School have renewed our commitment this year to instructing teens and adults in Orange County to become safe, skilled drivers. We aren’t just about passing the DMV exams; but we ARE about reversing the statistics that say teen drivers are the most dangerous drivers in America, and that automobile accidents are the #1 killer of American teens and young adults.
What are you resolving to do this year? We hope you’ll take the CA Office of Traffic Safety’s advice and add safe driving to your list of resolutions for 2014.
The following is a message from the California Office of Traffic Safety:
Driving Safely – The New Year’s Resolution to Keep
With 2013 at an end, the beginning of a new year is the time both to reflect on the past and to look to the coming year. Have you thought about your 2014 New Year’s resolutions? The California Office of Traffic Safety would like to encourage you to add driving safely to your list for 2014 and beyond.
I resolve to always drive sober.
- Not to drive if I’m impaired by alcohol or any legal or illegal drug or medication
- To call 911 if I see someone I think is driving drunk
- Not to knowingly let anyone drive buzzed, drunk or drugged
- To be the designated sober driver for my friends or family whenever they ask
- To stay sober if I am the designated driver
- To support the sober driver in my group
I resolve to not drive distracted.
- T not text or talk on my cell phone while driving
- To not call or text anyone when I think they may be driving
- To be a good example for my kids and not text and talk while driving
I resolve to use my seatbelt.
- To make sure everyone in the car is buckled up on every ride, day or night
- To have my child safety seats inspected by a certified professional
I resolve to be a safe driver.
- To follow speed, red light, safe turns and all other traffic laws
- To be a courteous commuter
- To share the road with motorists, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians alike
I resolve to be ready for safe winter driving.
- To check my tire pressure monthly
- To check all headlights, brake lights, turn indicators, emergency flashers, dome and interior lights
- To inspect my wiper blades and replace them if they appear brittle, cracked or torn
- To always keep a first aid kit and a roadside safety kit handy for roadside emergencies. I can use the list found here.
The California Office of Traffic Safety wishes you the best in 2014. For more information on New Year’s driving resolutions or winter driving tips, please click here or visit our website. For more information on other OTS efforts, visit our Facebook page.
Safety 1st Driving School wishes you a happy and safe 2014 as well! We hope you’ll trust us with your child’s behind-the-wheel training this year!