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Hey, Teen Drivers... Be Sure You Get Where You're Going.

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    Photographer: Leonardo Patrizi

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Driving is one of the most exciting things about being a teen, but roadway deaths are also the leading killer of American teens. Make sure you get where you are going with decisions that lead to success on the road and in your future journeys.

Distraction doesn’t stop at cell phone use. Check out other ways that drivers are distracted on the roads these days…

  • Listening to loud music
  • Navigating with GPS
  • Chowin down
  • Putting on lip gloss
  • Reading your Kindle
  • Playing Candy Crush
  • Texting your Mom
  • Flirting with a passenger

Everyone can do something… Take action!

  • Call out your peeps and your ‘rents! Tell them to put their cell down when driving.
  • Get in the know. Ohio’s got new laws— If a new driver is caught using a cell phone or hands-free device they can get pulled over. Experienced drivers need to be careful too because they can also get a ticket for texting.
  • Buckle Up to protect yourself from dangers on the road.

Texting takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that’s like driving an entire football field blindfolded. Drive like you want to get where you’re going. Every choice counts, so drive like it does.

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