National Organization for Youth Safety (NOYS) Declares May as National Youth Traffic Safety Month
Author Denton Gay targets churches for help to bring attention to the dangers that exist on America’s roadways.
May 11, 2011 - PRLog -- SPRINGDALE, Ark. – The National Organzation for Youth Safety designated May as National Youth Traffic Safety month because the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers occurs between Memorial Day and Labor Day. This organization hopes that by raising awareness of the dangers of traffic accidents they can decrease the numbers of injury and death.
Traffic accidents are the number one cause of death each year for the young people of our nation. Recent programs, such as the “Click It or Ticket” campaign have caused a reduction in fatalities on our roadways and show that traffic safety efforts can make a difference.
Denton Gay, author of “American Highway Roulette” plans to contact as many churches as possible to enlist their help in getting the message out. After 16 years of automobile insurance industry experience and motivated by the personal tragedy of the loss of a loved one, he recently published this book that uses the analogy of roulette to help teenage drivers, parents, and consumers learn the consequences of car accidents and how to beat them. “American Highway Roulette: Driving Risks and Consequences of Automobile Accidents” (ISBN 1452876932), provides both a sobering and informative look at automobile accidents in the United States.
“With some effort, we can save lives, reduce injuries and save money for the American consumer,” says Gay. “In view of the fact that 33,000 to 43,000 fatalities have occurred each year for the past 20 years, the need is great.”
Most people do not believe that an auto accident is likely to happen to them due to the low number of fatalities per million miles driven. Yet the fact is that around six million accidents occur each year in the United States.
A large number of people believe that accidents are controlled by destiny. We’ve all heard the phrase “when it’s your time to go, it’s your time to go.” However, Gay believes that auto accidents are caused by the decisions we make individually and collectively about traffic safety issues.
“Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for the young people of our nation,” says Gay. “In this book I’ve presented ways to dramatically combat this serial killer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability or income.”
“American Highway Roulette: Driving Risks and Consequences of Automobile Accidents” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.
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