Cheer is in the air as the holiday season approaches. Just don’t overlook increased risks of being out on the road! As you head to Aunt Judy’s Christmas dinner or Bob’s Ugly Sweater Party, it is increasingly important to drive safely.
This time around, take a safe trip with Santa’s elves as they follow the cement road to his workshop. You’ll learn how (and why!) to stay away from dangerous driving practices, and hopefully keep these facts and more in mind while you’re behind the wheel this holiday season. Here are just a few statistics from the infographic:
- 17,000 people die per year in the U.S. in motor vehicle accidents because they weren’t wearing a seat belt.
- In December 2009 alone there were 2,387 fatal crashes.
- Pedestrian deaths account for 12 percent of all traffic fatalities.
Sure, these facts are serious, but you can turn to these signs as a support system to help you drive safe this holiday season. Originally published on RoadTrafficSigns.com.