Wreck-Less Driving Day (10/11/06) Survey Results Of the 389 students enrolled at OFHS, only 328 filled out a survey. 1. 315 students said they enjoyed the assemblies and stations. 8 students said they did not enjoy the assemblies and stations. 5 students did not respond to this question. 2. 239 students said they did learn something that day about safe driving that they did not know before. 89 students said that they did not learn anything new. Comments of things that they learned: 15 - No response 12 – learned a lot 33- the number of deaths each day from car accidents in US 32 – what happens when you don’t wear your seatbelt 25 – learned about the injuries that can result from accidents (brain swells, pelvic bone with down and under or up and over, break arms if holding steering wheel, whiplash) 19 – learned what happens in an accident 18 – learned that there are many deaths with train collisions and cars every day 14 – the effects of drinking on driving 11 – where the blind spots are for 18-wheelers 11 – how to figure the amount of force on impact 9 – how only 5 mph throws you forward pretty hard 5 – can’t swallow your tongue in an accident 4 – average for teens to start drinking is 12 3 – how inertia works 3 – what they do after a wreck occurs 3 – not wearing a seatbelt can injure others 1 –alcohol is a depressant 1 – usually the drunk lives but kills sober people 1 - $1000 fine for a fake ID 1 – blood alcohol content limit is 0.8 1 – can only take three people in the car with me so they all have a seatbelt 1 – brain still develops until you are age 21 1 – breathalyzer test can also pick up traces of pills 1- if you wreck bad enough, the seatbelt can cause harm 1 – alcohol can kill brain cells and they don’t grow back 1 – safety is fun 1 – don’t paint your toenails while driving 1 – driving needs to be taken seriously 1 – when you are drunk, you don’t know right from wrong 3. 307 students said that they were more likely to wear their seatbelt after today. 14 students said that they were not more likely to wear their seatbelt after today. 1 student did not respond to this question. 4. 303 students said that they were more likely to make their passengers wear their seatbelts after today. 23 students said that they were not more likely to make their passengers wear their seatbelts after today. 2 students did not respond to this question. 5. 319 students said that they thought that wearing seatbelts was important. 9 students said that they thought that wearing seatbelts was not important. Reasons given for seatbelts being important: 28 No response 217 Saves Lives 48 Protects you 37 So you are not ejected 2 Many reasons 1 Seatbelt is your only defense against other drivers. 1 Seatbelts are not difficult to put on. 1 So you won’t get a ticket if you get pulled over. 1 Seen the accidents without a seatbelt Reasons given for seatbelts NOT being important: 2 It should be a personal choice. 1 Seatbelts are uncomfortable 1 Seatbelts aren’t always safe. 1 Someday you will die anyway. 1 Because I don’t drive. 1 Don’t want to be trapped in a car. 6. 321 students said they were less likely to drink and drive after today. 7 students said they were not less likely to drink and drive after today. 7. 311 students said they were more likely to stop friends from driving drunk after today. 14 students said they were not more likely to stop friends from driving drunk after today. 3 students gave no response to this question. 8. Desirable answers for favorite part of the day: 85 Driving Gator with Goggles 81 Quick Click Challenge 54 the Pam Holt assembly 40 using Fatal Vision Goggles 31 the Convincer (crash simulator) 8 seeing real pictures and hearing real stories 7 No Zone (18-wheeler blind spots) 7 Everything 7 the stations 5 learning a lot 5 stations that had simulations 4 presentation from R.A.D. 3 presentation from Div. of Alcohol and Tobacco Control 1 DUI Van 1 presentation from MO Youth Alliance on teenage drinking Undesirable answers for favorite part of the day: 10 No classes 8 No response 6 Nothing 5 Free stuff 1 standing around 1 Hanging with friends 1 free time to read my book 9. Desirable answers for why the district hosted this day: 95 to help us stay safe/ drive safe 59 to encourage us to wear our seatbelts 57 to make students more aware/more informed 53 to teach us about drinking and driving 45 because of how many teens have died lately (in our district and in St. Charles County) 39 help prevent accidents/deaths/injuries in our district 24 because we have homecoming this weekend 17 so students understand there are consequences for your actions 12 because our school has a lot of safe driving issues 9 teach us to be responsible/make good choices 8 because teens are careless/reckless/made bad choices 7 because of how many accidents there are 4 because we need to be told a lot to make an impact 3 because everyone is affected 2 because a lot of students don’t wear their seatbelts 2 because they love us and don’t want to go to our funeral 1 because teens think they are invincible 1 to get students to follow rules Undesirable answers for why the district hosted this day: 12 No response 2 to give us a break 1 they were bored 1 the threat of a lawsuit 10. 292 students said that they were likely to share what they had learned today. 31 students said that they were not likely share what they had learned today. 5 students did not respond to this question.
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