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Oct. 7-11: A Week to Promote Safe Driving

The leading cause of death for Americans aged 5-34 is motor vehicle accidents. Driver behavior has been identified as the major factor in approximately 90% of roadway accidents. On October 7-11, people around the country are recognizing opportunities for preventing traffic crashes as part of the national campaign, Drive Safely Work Week. 
 
The Koshland Science Museum lets visitors get behind the wheel of our driving simulator to see—in a safe environment—how distraction can affect driving safety. You can check it out in person Wednesdays-Mondays, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. In the meantime, check out these videos on how the human brain processes multiple tasks and distractions at different stages of life.
 
Driving Safety Video Resources