Grand Rapids Mich. (WOTV)-The ‘Strive to Arrive Alive’ conference was held at Celebration Cinema North on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The conference is put on by the IONIA ISD’s Youth Advisory Council and State Farm. The conference is planned and implemented by teens for teens on the issue of safe teen driving.
Here are a few fast facts:
- You are 80% more likely to crash if you are eating and drinking while driving
- Each day 8 people are killed and 1,161 are injured due to distracted driving
- At 55 mph the average text takes your eyes off the road the length of a football field
- Cell phones cause 24,000 injuries and 995 deaths per year
‘Strive to Arrive Alive’ is a chance for communities to rally around young drivers and encourage them to make safe driving choices every time they’re behind the wheel. Auto crashes are the number one cause of death among teens in North America. Click video above to see more.
*Facts provided by “Strive To Arrive Alive” conference.