The National Road Safety Foundation: Drive2Life
The 2015–2016 Drive2Life program is designed to raise student awareness about the dangers of distracted walking and promote pedestrian safety. Students can use the skills and information they learn from the new lessons below to create a public service announcement (PSA) to help prevent distracted walking for the 2016 Drive2Life Contest.
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LESSON PLANS: Distracted Walking
Distracted Walking = Dangerous Walking
Test your students’ knowledge of pedestrian safety and introduce them to the dangers of distracted walking with a quiz.
Do You Walk Smart?
Challenge students to evaluate their own walking habits and use their feedback to launch a discussion about pedestrian safety.
Plan Your PSA
In this lesson, students will create their own PSA storyboards. Students will use the experiences from this unit as a springboard for planning their Drive2Life contest entries on preventing distracted walking.
Think Before Taking the Passenger Seat
In this lesson, students are introduced to the concept of impaired driving and evaluate what they would say and do in various scenarios involving an impaired friend. Students work together to develop strategies and practice making safe decisions.
Passenger Poll: What Would You Do?
Students conduct a poll to find out how their classmates would react if a friend giving them a ride were impaired.
Key Facts and Statistics on Impaired Driving
Share the facts with your students.
How Does Distraction Affect You?
This lesson will help students understand the foundations of distracted driving and why preventing it is so important.
Distracted Driving in Your School
Students will complete a short research poll and use the results to gain an understanding of needs in terms of behavior change and awareness in their community.
Be a Driving Influence
Students will be empowered to be safe-driving role models and will learn tips to help them use social influence to encourage their friends and families to avoid distracted driving.
Students will analyze a distracted-driving film, and will follow up with discussions and written responses.