Safety Tips


Motor Vehicle

  • Always wear a seatbelt properly.
  • Drive at or below (pending road conditions) the posted speed limits.
  • Avoid driving when there is low visibility.
  • Put all distractions away and pay attention to the road.
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or prescription drugs.

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Child Safety In Cars

  • Always put your child in a car seat or booster seat until they meet the proper age, height, and weight restrictions. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends children remain in a Child Restraint System until they reach at least 57 inches, and are between 8 to 12 years old.
  • Make sure your car seat is facing the correct direction according to the age/size of your child.
  • Children 13 and younger should sit in the backseat even if your child does not need a booster seat.

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Teens & Young Drivers

  • Continually remind teens to obey speed limits and the importance of undistracted driving.
  • Make your teen drive without friends in the car to minimize distractions.
  • Be extra aware when driving!
  • Obey all laws and street signs.
  • Enroll your child in a formal driver training course, or a defensive driving program such as Driver’s Edge (Offered in Nevada and free for young drivers).
  • Follow your region’s driving curfews!

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Older Adults

  • Drive during daylight as much as possible
  • Avoid driving in bad weather
  • Choose safer routes, avoiding areas that are known to be busy, difficult, or confusing
  • Try to drive during periods of low traffic
  • When an ache or pain begins hindering driving ability, many older drivers are able to continue driving safely after making a few adjustments such as seat positioning, mirror positioning, temperature control, etc.
  • According to the CDC, three in four adults take at least one medicine commonly linked to falls or car crashes. Make sure you know your medications and their side effects.
  • The CDC provides the “MyMobility Plan” to help older drivers stay mobile and independent.

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