Bridgestone America has expanded it’s program aimed at educating teenage drivers, “Think Before You Drive.” In addition, they have launched the “Teens Drive Smart” safe driving program. The campaign targets the bad habits that can lead to car accidents for teen drivers. Some of those deadly habits include sending text messages, talking on a cell phone, listening to loud music, or transporting rowdy passengers.
Bridgestone issued a statement saying, “Educating teenagers about driver safety is not only the responsibility of parents and schools; it is also a responsibility for the community as a whole. As members of communities both big and small, we at Bridgestone Americas are fully committed to educating America’s teens on the importance of safe driving every time they get behind the wheel,” they stated in this news article.
The details of this program can be found at their new website, teensdrivesmart.com. The website uses teenage vernacular and explains the dangers of distracted driving. Videos are available on the website to demonstrate how to you, as a driver, should react to certain situations. You can even get real advice from other teens on how to handle uncomfortable driving circumstances, such as a friend who is being disruptive or distracting while you’re driving. I hope lots of teenagers will take advantage of this new online program.