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Risks on the road


  • Far too many teenagers get killed/injured on our roads
  • Why?

  • Its never going to happen to me
  • Im a good driver


You are not invincible

Todays lesson

  • Why teenagers?
  • Risks on the roads
  • Distractions
  • Being aware.

The four main causes for crashes

  • In attention.
  • Failure to look.
  • Look but didnt see.
  • Misjudgement.

Car testing

On the real crash testing grounds engineers and technical experts do just what it sound like:They crash cars.New cars,old cars,expensive cars,sports cars,trucks,vans just about every kind of motor vehicle imaginable.They also experiment with different types of crashes:Front-end,rear-end and side, plus incidents where cars and trucks roll over.

What happens in a car crash?

  • Have you ever wondered what happens inside a car when it crashes? The people at the crash test lab do.They spend hour after hour measuring,testing and analyzing.Theyve found that in each carcrash there are actually three collisions:
  1. The cars collision
  2. The human collision
  3. The human body collision.

The car collision

During a crash,the car crashes to a stop.At 30mph,a car hitting an object that is not moving will crumple in about two feet.As the car crushes,it absorbssome of the force of the collision.

The human collision

The second collision is the "human collision".At the moment of impact ,passengers  in the car are still travelling at the vehicles original speed.When the car comes to a complete stop the passengers continue to be hurled forward until they came i contactwith some part of the car.For example,the steering wheel,the dashboard,the front window or back of the front seat.Humans in a crash can also cause serious injuries to other humans when they collide with each other.People in the front seat of a car are often hit by rear seat passengers as they fly forward with incredible force.

The internal collision.

  • In a crash ,even after a human body comes to complete stop,its internal organs slam into other organs or the skeletal system.This "internal collision" is what often causes serious injury or death.
  • Imagine what happens when someones head collides with the windshield of a car.After the person stops moving the brain hits the inside of the skull.The result may be only a mild concussion or there could be permanent brain damage.

Contributing factors

  • Speeding
  • Alcohol
  • Drug use
  • Being distracted
  • Tiredness.

Its the biggest killer of 12 -

What you can see?

Fcat of fictions

Fact :

Young males

ages 17-24,account for 6% of population but one of the fivr driver deaths...(Show video clip)

Fact or fiction?

  1. Little children are more  likely than me to be injured  in a road accident.
  2. The most dangerous age for teenagers is between 12 and 18.
  3. Most young people get knocked down during winter.
  4. Fewer than 10,000 children are killed or injured each year on the roads.


  1. Little children are more likely than me to be injured in a road accident-False- its people your age.
  2. The most dangerous age for children is between 12  and 18. - True.
  3. Most children get knocked  down during winter -False -Its the summer.
  4. Fewer than 10,000 children are killed or injured each year on the roads. - False - over 40,000.
  5. People  my age are more likely to be abducted than killed in a road accident.


  • What kind of thing can be a risk?
  • What kind of risks are there on the road?
  • Why do people take risks.?
  • How can we prevent people taking risks?

  • The mobile phone .what are the benefits of mobiles?
  • What kind of risks can mobiles create.
  • Mobile risks on the road.

Wearing seatbelts.

  • In a crash at 30mph,an unrestrained person is thrown forward with a force equal to 30 to 60 times their own body weight.
  • 15 people in the front of cars are killed each year by rear seat passengers.

Controlling the risk.

  • What could be done to make the roads safer?.


  • Do you think that some movies and TV programmes promote taking risks.


  • Here are some of the ways the government are trying to reduce statistics.



Traffic is the biggest single killer of 12-16 year olds.

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