Stop Speeding Before It Stops You

Promote speed awareness in your school!

Speeding is a type of aggressive driving behavior. Several factors have contributed to an overall rise in aggressive driving:

  • Traffic congestion
  • Running late
  • Anonymity
  • Disregard for other on the road
  • Disregard for the law

Speeding is more than just breaking the law. The consequences are far-ranging:

  • Greater potential for loss of vehicle control
  • Reduced effectiveness of occupant protection equipment 
  • Increased stopping distance after the driver perceives a danger
  • Increased degree of crash severity leading to more severe injuries and deaths
  • Economic implications of a speed-related crash
  • Increased fuel consumption/cost.

To Complete the Activity:

  1. The Stop Speeding Before It Stops You Banner is provided by the Ohio Traffic Safety Office. Materials to promote speed awareness are provided by the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) at Traffic Safety Marketing https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/speeding raises awareness about the dangers related to driving too fast.
  2. Post the banner and other graphics in your school's common areas (cafeteria, lobby, athletic venue)
  3. Digitally share on social media, email, school digital signs, or other media. 
  4. Tag @ReduceOHcrashes
  5. Take a photo of the signs that demonstrate its role in creating awareness (students posing next to/under the paper or snapshot the post).
  6. Click "Submit Your Points."
  7. Enter the name of the submitter and select the activity completed and select your school.
  8. Upload your school's photo and a brief description of the activity (including the date of completion and any people pictured in the photo).

 Virtual Activity: 

  1. Share images of the downloaded material via social media, attach in school emails, or digital boards. 
  2. Tag @ReduceOHcrashes
  3. Take photos or screenshot of the post. 
  4. Upload your photo for points. 
Submission Instructions: 

To Get Your Points:

  1. Complete the activity as described above.
  2. Take photos/video of students participating in the activity.
  3. Click "Submit Points."
  4. Fill out the online submission COMPLETELY
  5. Enter the name and email of the submitter  
  6. Upload your photos/video and a brief description of the activity (including the date of completion and any people pictured in the photo).
  7. Multiple individual classroom presentations or school assemblies will only be approved as one submission
  8. Schools must take new photos with and submit these pictures to earn points again for the current year. 
  9. Points for all award levels will be counted instantaneously, but the Silver Award will not be granted until a participating school has earned the Bronze Award!

Share photos and video to school social media sites  

            Facebook     #ReduceTeenCrashesDelCoOH

            Twitter         @ReduceOHCrashes 

            Instagram    @reduceteencrashesdelcooh

Questions? Contact Jackie Bain, SAFE Delaware County Coalition coordinator jbain@DelawareHealth.org or 740-203-2083

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