Parents’ Guide to Driving!
In Ruff's Driving video, and in his game and song, Ruff reminds us all of the very real dangers of distracted driving. Enjoy these with your kids, and then take a family pledge to be good drivers and good passengers.
Here's a handy guide to help you talk about this video.
Let's Hit the Road
In this video Ruff is playing a driving game. But imagine what it would be like if he were REALLY driving. Do you think he's making good decisions?
Like all drivers, Ruff has to keep his eyes and mind on the road.
Things Happen Fast!
When you drive, you move very quickly. If you get distracted, bad things can happen very quickly.
Watch Out For Distractions!
Using a phone in the car can be a real distraction. It's not safe to take your eyes off the road — or your hands off the wheel.
Texting while driving is very dangerous. If you're looking at your phone, you're not paying attention to the road. Even if the car is stopped at a traffic light, don't text! The driver should be looking around for other cars or for people walking.
Don't mess around with your music player when you're driving!
Be a Good Copilot!
Kids can help the driver keep his or her eyes on the road by being the one who changes the music or sends a text. That way you'll all arrive safely!