Presentation for Teens
Prevention 101 will save lives.
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Pull Over; Have No Regrets
PursuitSAFETY's national educational program, Pull Over; Have No Regrets, targets younger drivers. Most drivers who flee are between the ages of 13-25. Parents, educators, and the public of all ages need to teach younger drivers that police pursuits kill—that the consequences for pulling over are much less than what could happen if they flee.
When drivers flee from the police, too many times it leads to their death, the death of their friends, and the deaths of innocent bystanders.
Candy Priano connects with teens, and she welcomes the opportunity to team up with a local police officers and/or EMTs.
The #1 reason teens, not involved in a criminal act, flee is the fear that their parents will get mad at them if they get a ticket.
Examples of Deadly Pursuits
Although several specific studies have analyzed the issue of risk in police vehicular pursuits, the following examples may further serve to lend emphasis to the human dimension of real incidents:
Two youths driving a stolen car and fleeing police lost control. The car left the roadway and went through a home killing the elderly woman inside and the two teenagers in the car.
A police officer saw kids drinking in a public park and pursued their pickup. The teens crashed and the unsecured passenger was ejected from the open truck bed and killed.
A teen driving her mother's car without permission fled police and crashed into a family, killing their 15-year-old daughter.
Handouts for Everyone
PursuitSAFETY's Prevention Flyer is primarily targeted for younger drivers but contains useful information for all drivers.
Click on either of the two images above to download a print-quality, 2-page pdf.