Driver Safety PSA


Driver Safety is a growing issue in America and the world as 2022 has seen a rise in car accidents. 

According to the NHTSA, in the first half of 2022, an estimated 20,175 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes, which is an increase of 0.5% from 2021. 

A positive trend was seen during the months April through June as there was the first decline in fatalities after seven consecutive quarters of increased motor vehicle deaths. 

According to, the most common causes of car accidents on the road are weather, reckless driving, drunk driving, speeding, and distracted driving. 

As it is National Teen Driver Safety Week, the youth need to take notice to these causes with the hope they will not repeat the mistakes made in the past. 

Also, they can use tips and courses online to make sure they are as prepared as possible for the road.  

According to Nationwide, the top four safety tips the company has on their website are to focus on driving, defensive driving, make a safe driving plan and practice safety. 

These may seem like simple tips, but these tips could be the saving grace when it comes to driving on the road. 

And another measure that the youth need to know is what to do in the event of an accident. 

Nationwide states, “If you’re in an accident, first make sure no one in the car is injured… stay at the scene, call local police immediately, stay in the car, stay calm and contact your insurance provider. 

Using the tips provided and doing personal research, you can provide yourself and others much safer roads.