Over the weekend, I got a chance to stop by Vallivue High School in Caldwell for their Act Out Loud Event to encourage safe driving. I met a bunch of amazing people, including a few mothers whose kids were killed in car crashes.

They've decided to use their experience to educate teens on safe driving habits that could prevent a tragic accident.

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WOW 104.3 wants to show our support for these families and their mission to help others. So, here are a few tips that you can use to be safe and 'Focus On The Drive.'

  • Wear your seat belt - #buckleupforbobby #buckleupforkyle
  • Obey the speed limit
  • Drive appropriately (weather, road conditions)
  • NEVER drink and drive
  • Be ALERT, pay attention
  • STOP at red lights and stop signs
  • Look both ways
  • Check blind spot
  • Keep enough distance
  • Take care of your car (have enough gas and keep it serviced properly)
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Did you know
  • Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-24 year olds? *
  • In Idaho, there were 43 young adults 15 -24 killed in car crashes in 2009?**
  • Only 29% of those 43, were wearing a seat belt.**
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*National Safety Council

**Office of Highway Safety