As the New Year begins, many families are back to busy schedules and driving kids from one activity to the next.
With so many dangerous driving distractions – including weather changes that require even more concentration on the road – Boston’s WGBH partnered with CT Department of Transportation to launch an important safe driving program targeted at non-driving kids and families nationwide. “Game Over” is a digital initiative that empowers kids to prevent parents or other adults from distracted driving, with the help of a beloved animated PBS KIDS character, Ruff Ruffman.
To help get the conversation started, the Ruff Ruffman website has games and quizzes, polls about technology use, a guide for parents, and real letters from kids about their own families’ distracted driving experiences. Plus, there’s an animated video explaining the dangers of distracted driving with a catchy, original song, “Just Drive,” which takes a humorous angle on this important topic and warns of the dangers of multitasking while driving.
Take the pledge! As a family New Year’s resolution, print and sign (see below) your own “Safe Driving Pledge”: a reminder not to text and drive – and don’t forget to hang it on your fridge or in a place where it’ll serve as a constant reminder to always practice safe driving.
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Take The pledge: It May Save Your Family’s Lives