Children are routinely exposed to the risk of a crash. In fact, car crashes are the leading cause of unintended death for people ages four to 24. A 2018 study in The Journal of Pediatrics found that during a three-month span, 47% of parents/caregivers of four- to ten-year-olds talked on hand-held phones, 52.2% talked on hands-free phones, 33.7% read texts, 26.7% sent texts, and 13.7% used social media while driving with the child in the vehicle.
End Distracted Driving and Safe Roads Alliance have developed a set of distracted driving lesson plans for second- through sixth-grade classrooms. These free, ready-to-use lesson plans include everything teachers need to present to students in the classroom. The program helps parents and educators teach students about the dangers of distracted driving and pedestrian safety.
“Kids Speaking Up for Road Safety” elementary school lesson plans were created with 2nd and 3rd graders in mind. Developed in collaboration with psychologists, SEL experts, content developers, videographers, and animators experienced in creating educational programs. Lesson content and cross-curricular activities draw on the core SEL competencies framework developed by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.
This video supports the free, 30- to 45-minute lesson plans for elementary-age students (lessons for 4-5 and 6th grades) about effectively speaking up when someone is driving distracted.