ERIC Number: ED094153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar-29
Reference Count: N/A
You're a Big Part of What Happens.
Gregory, James B.
The three or four months preceding March 1974, demonstrated there are things we can do individually and as a nation which will affect the number of highway accidents, the severity of injuries, and the number of deaths resulting from those accidents. The use of lap and shoulder belts, the lowering of maximum speed limits, and the decrease in total traffic volumes on streets and highways because of the fuel shortage have all helped reduce traffic accident statistics. Drunken driving, however, still poses a considerable hazard. The relationship between lowered drinking age and driving accidents involving youth has not been positively determined. It is known that young people are involved in more traffic accidents and more fatal accidents than their proportion of the driving population. The foremost reason for holding this conference is to explore ways young people can be involved and participate in planning and executing local and State safety programs. (A seven-page National Highway Traffic Safety Administration booklet for young drivers is included.) (AG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.