Be Careful

You’re busy. You’re having
fun. We get it. But get this: statistically, you’re at risk of injury or death due to bad decisions. Consider:
• Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for American young people.
• In 2014, over 3,100 people (teens, adults and children) were killed because of distracted driving.
• Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting, which at 55 MPH is enough time to cover the length of a football field. (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration)
• 58 percent of teen crashes are due to distracted driving. (AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety)
• Every year, nearly 4,400 people under the age of 21 die from alcohol-related events. (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
“Truth is, one text or one drink could mean the literal difference between life and death,” says Adam Baker, communications director of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. “And let’s face it, you’re much more likely to be successful in life if you’re alive.”