Never Drink And Drive
Children of every age often imitate their parents’ behavior. Set a good example when ever you
drive. Obey All traffic laws. Be Courteous. Drive safely. Your teenager may follow your example.
Its very important for your teenager’s safety that you:
Never Drive After Drinking
Young People are more likely to drink and drive if they see their parents do so.
Wear Your Safety Belt
Use safety belts. They are required by law for drivers of almost all cars and trucks. Your Children
tend to adopt you good habits, like wearing safety belts. No matter how short a trip, encourage
your new driver to wear a safety belt. Teach you student to fasten the belt before starting the
engine. If you wear a safety belt each time you get into the car, your teenager may do the same.
You must wear both you lap and shoulder belt if the vehicle is equipped with both and if the
vehicle is equipped with air bags.
Under California Law, a seat belt is required of each person who is age 4 or older and weighs
over 40lbs. If a child is over four years of age but under 40lbs., the driver of the vehicle must
put the child in an approved safety seat. The driver of a vehicle is always responsible for any
passengers in his/her vehicle. Remember, if passengers don’t wear a safety belt, the accident
won’t kill you, your passenger will, when he or she flies into you at the point of impact.
Warning: The use of seatbelts reduces the chance of being thrown from your vehicle in case
of an accident. If you don’t install and use a shoulder harness with the lap belt, serious of fatal
injuries, may happen in some crashes. Lap-only belts increase the chance of spinal column
and abdominal injuries–especially in children. Shoulder harnesses may be available for
your vehicle, if it is not already equipped with them.