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We have resources, manpower and ideas to help your students be safe drivers. Check out what we’ve got and please contact us if you have other ideas or requests about how we can help you spread the safety message.

Teen Memoriam Homework Ideas

Have students pick a Teen Memoriam story related to one of the FIVE DEADLY BEHAVIORS and discuss how they can avoid that behavior. Remember to be sensitive and not to place blame on any one person. Rather, focus on the principles that can be applied to encourage safe driving. Point out actions that are dangers and should be avoided.

Suggested Activities

  • Use the stories throughout your curriculum. For example, if you are talking to your students about the importance of seat belts, share one or two of the stories that apply to seat belts. Discuss with them the three above questions. We have included a list of suggested topic areas to cover for each story in this folder. Many of the stories have multiple driving behaviors that caused the crash.
  • Choose one day during the week and give the students 10 minutes of class time to read the stories and answer the above three questions.
  • Have a student read one of the stories from the book in front of the class, talk about the story, and answer the above three questions.
  • Assign students to go online and read any story from the past five years and answer the above three questions.
  • Put them in your driver education cars and let those kids that are in the back seat waiting for their turn to drive read the stories.
  • Print out a few of the stories and display them in your classroom.
  • Have your students make a short video about the impact the stories have had on them and what they learned by reading them.

After reading the stories, have your students write short answers to the following questions (you may also wish to do this as a classroom or small group discussion):

  • Which story did you read?
  • Why did you pick that story?
  • How did the story impact you?
  • How will this change what you do?

Your students will be able to email you their answers.

The Five DEADLY BEHAVIORS

More than 90 percent of all crashes are due to driver error. Check out each of the top five driving behaviors killing people on Utah’s roads: 5 deadly driving behaviors.

Not Buckling Up
Drowsy Driving
Distracted Driving
Aggressive Driving
Impaired Driving

Other Homework Ideas

Research Statistics

Get the facts about teen crashes over the past five years.

Crash Research

Identify the cause of a recent crash, how they could have been prevented and the impact they had on others.

Seat Belt Use

It’s the driver’s responsibility to make sure all their passengers (no matter what age) are properly restrained. What are the top five things to know about buckling up?

SCHEDULE A PARENT NIGHT

Safe teen drivers have involved parents. Schedule a Driver Education Parent/Teen Night for your school or business and help your students to be better drivers.

6 + 1 = ?

I TRULY ENJOYED THE PRESENTATION THIS EVENING. AS OUR FAMILY LEFT WE CONTINUED TO TALK ABOUT WHAT WE THOUGHT, FELT, AND HAD TAKEN AWAY FROM THE PRESENTATION. WE ARE GRATEFUL TO HAVE ATTENDED.

Parent of a Jordan High School student

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