SADD team member workshop. Part I: What and Why?. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN. Crashes are not accidents, they have causes and most are preventable. Crashes are the No. 1 cause of death for adolescents. The whole school should be involved to help solve this complex problem.
Part I: What and Why?
Source: NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts, August 2008
By understanding the cause, we can do something to prevent crashes!
Leading Causes of Death for Teens
Alcohol?Less than 20%(SADD, your work has
made a difference.)
The top cause of fatal teen crashes is driver error:
Relative Crash Risk
Chen, LH, Baker, SP, Braver, ER & Li, G JAMA (2000).
Teens surveyed said they don’t want passengers to:
Safe driving behaviors you would use include:
RLAF builds on this!
Safe passenger behavior will pay off today and down the road.
If they’re your friends, they should help.
If you’re their friend, you should care.
Positive messages lead tolong-term change
Scare tactics lead tofear and short-term change
Sources: Hale J, et al., Designing Health Messages, Sage (1995) Witte, K. et al., The Handbook of Communication and Emotion (1998)
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Young Driver Research Initiative (YDRI)
Getting It Started
Young Driver Research Initiative(YDRI)