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Lesson 15: You Can Be Safe Riding in a Car

Overview

This lesson teaches about being safe when riding in a car. Students learn safety rules to follow as a passenger, including wearing a safety belt, using an appropriate car or booster seat and keeping hands and head inside the vehicle. They draw pictures of themselves riding safely in a car and learn a poem to remind them of the car smart safety rules.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. State the benefits of riding in the back seat when a passenger in a motor vehicle.
  2. Demonstrate steps for wearing a safety belt.
  3. Illustrate the importance of using safety belts and booster seats.

Time: 40 minutes

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.