This lesson teaches about being safe when riding in a car. Students use a poem to review safety rules to follow as a passenger, including how to wear a safety belt correctly. They practice advocating for safety belt use by sharing what they would say to convince a younger sibling to follow passenger safety rules, including responding to specific excuses. They complete an activity sheet to identify car smart choices.
Students will be able to:
- State the benefits of riding in the back seat when a passenger in a motor vehicle.
- Describe the importance of using safety belts, child safety restraints and motor vehicle booster seats.
- Demonstrate the proper way to wear a safety belt.
Healthy Behavior Outcomes
- S-1: Follow appropriate safety rules when riding in or on a motor vehicle.
- S-3: Use safety equipment appropriately and correctly.
National Health Education Standards
- Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
- Performance Indicator 1.2.4: List ways to prevent common childhood injuries.
- Standard 7: Practicing Health-Enhancing Behaviors
- Performance Indicator 7.2.2: Demonstrate behaviors that avoid or reduce health risks.
- Standard 8: Advocacy
- Performance Indicator 8.2.2: Encourage peers to make positive health choices.