Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 21, 2017 EDUCATION & YOUTH 7 Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 21, 2017 EDUCATION & YOUTH 7 


Talk to Teen Drivers About the Rules of the Road 

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause ofdeath for teens in the United States — ahead of all 
other types of injury, disease, or violence.

In 2015 alone, there were 1,972 teen drivers (15 to18 years old) in cars, trucks, and SUVs involved infatal traffic crashes, resulting in 2,207 deaths amongpeople of all ages nationwide, while 1,730 were teens.
An estimated 99,000 teen drivers were injured inmotor vehicle traffic crashes. 

Parents can take a simple step to help protect theirteen drivers from these tragedies and change thesenumbers by talking with their teenagers about waysto reduce some of the risks when their teens are 
behind the wheel. 

Teen drivers may get some information on safedriving rules and techniques from school, drivereducation, or graduated driver licensing programs,
but family conversations about safe driving behaviors 
can make a huge—and potentially lifesaving—
difference. Surveys show that teens whose parents setsome firm rules for driving typically engage in fewerrisky driving behaviors and are involved in fewercrashes. 

That’s why all parents are invited to regularly talkto their teens about the risks they face while drivingor riding in a vehicle.

During the week, State and local highway safetyand law enforcement organizations are teaming upwith the U.S. Department of Transportation’s NationalHighway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tohelp promote tips on how to start conversations withtheir teen drivers about the must-follow rules of the 

1. No Drinking and Driving. All teens are too youngto legally buy, possess, or consume alcohol, but theyare still at risk. Nationally in 2015, almost one out offive teen passenger-vehicle drivers involved in fatalmotor vehicle traffic crashes had been drinking.
Remind your teen that driving under the influenceof any impairing substance, including illicit orprescription drugs, could have deadly consequencesand impaired driving laws are strictly enforced. 
2. Buckle Up—Every Trip, Every Time. Everyone—
Front Seat and Back. Wearing a seat belt is one of thesimplest ways for teens to stay safe in a vehicle, andit is required in all 50 States. Yet too many teens arenot buckling up, and neither are their passengers.
In 2015, 531 passengers died in a car, truck, or SUVdriven by a teen driver, and 58 percent of those 
passengers were NOT buckled up at the time ofthe fatal crash. Even more troubling, in 84 percentof cases when the teen driver was unbuckled, the 
passengers were also unbuckled. Remind yourteen that it’s important to buckle up on every trip,
every time, no matter what – front seat and back. 

3. Eyes on the Road, Hands on the Wheel. All theTime. Distractions while driving are more than justrisky—they can have deadly consequences. In 2015,
among teen passenger vehicle drivers involved infatal crashes, 10 percent were reported as distractedat the time of the crash. Remind your teen about thedangers of texting or using the phone while driving.
Distracted driving isn’t limited to cell phone use.
Other passengers, audio and climate controls in thevehicle, and eating or drinking while driving are allexamples of dangerous distractions for teen drivers. 
4. Follow the Posted Speed Limit. Speeding is a 
critical issue for all drivers, especially teens. In2015, almost one-third (29%) of teen passengervehicle drivers involved in fatal crashes were 
speeding at the time of the crash. Remind 
your teen to always stay within the speed limit. 
5. Passengers. Passengers in a teen’s car can lead todisastrous consequences. In a NHTSA study, teendrivers were 2.5 times more likely to engage in one ormore potentially risky behaviors when driving withone teenage peer, when compared to driving alone. Thelikelihood of teen drivers engaging in risky behaviorstriples when traveling with multiple passengers. 
6. Avoid Driving Tired. Teens are busier than ever –
studying, extracurricular activities, part-time jobs,
and spending time with friends are among the longlist of things they do to fill their time. However,
with all of these activities, teens tend to compromisesomething very important-sleep. This is a dangeroushabit that can lead to drowsy driving. Make sureyour teen gets a good night’s sleep; their grades, theirfriends, their passengers, and other drivers will thankthem because they’ll be a safer driver.
Parents, this week and every week, educate yourteen drivers about these rules to reduce road risks. 
NHTSA provides the tools you need to start andcontinue these lifesaving conversations.

For more information about safe driving tips foryour teens, please visit


ROSEMEAD, CA. – October 17, 2017 - Don Bosco 
Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host its OpenHouse for prospective students and their families onSunday, November 5, 2017, from 12 noon to 4 pm.
Interested middle school students are invited to 
tour the school’s extensive engineering and appliedscience labs and participate in its signature Exploreand Create workshops. Offered to boys in grades6–8, these complementary sessions allow prospectivestudents to experience Bosco Tech’s uniquely 
integrated, hands-on STEM education.

“The Explore and Create workshops are a greatopportunity to try what Bosco Tech students actuallydo,” said Principal Xavier Jimenez. “They offer asample of the interactive technology curriculum theschool is known for.” 

Also during Open House, the school’s athleticteams and clubs will provide information, while the 

award-winning Royal Techmen marching band willentertain the visiting crowds. A variety of foods willbe available for purchase. For more informationabout Open House or the Explore & Createworkshops, contact Director of Admissions JohnGarcia at or 626-940-2009.

Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school thatcombines a rigorous college-preparatory programwith a technology-focused education. The innovativecurriculum allows students to exceed universityadmissions requirements while completing extensiveintegrated coursework in one of several appliedscience and engineering fields. The school boastsa four-year college acceptance rate of 100 percentand approximately 75 percent of Bosco Techgraduates have careers in STEM-related fields. or call 626-940-2000 for more 

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