Welcome to the Drive Alive Web site.
This site is for
parents, teens and businesses in Indiana. The
site has information that can help parents prepare teen
drivers for the road ahead. The goal is to reduce teen
deaths on local roads!
Road trips are great fun... friends, laughs, family,
new adventures... here are some reminders to make
sure you get there safely.
Be a Good Passenger
driver as needed. Offer to help navigate,
keep the radio volume at a reasonable level and
don't "channel jump".
Try to keep
all interactions at a reasonable level.
The more people in the car, the more distraction
there may be from conversations, music, and
passengers on phones.
If you think
there is an emerging danger to let the driver
know, but don't shout or scream or try to
grab the steering wheel.
Don't be a
backseat driver. You can give the
driver helpful information, but refrain from
being negative or giving commentary about their
Rainy Days and Flooding
Spring rain brings slippery
road conditions and flooding.
According to the Federal Highway Administration,
rain was a culprit of 46 percent of all
weather-related crashes from 2002 to 2012, and
wet pavement in general accounted for 74
What makes rain and wet
pavement so dangerous? For one,
slippery roads reduce your car's handling and
increase the distance it takes to stop (up to 4
times normal stopping distance). Big
puddles can also cut down on tire traction and
could lead to hydroplaning.
hailstorms, especially if traveling through
a hail-belt state - Missouri, Kansas, Colorado
(but hail can happen in most states). Even
small hailstones can shatter windshields.
Winter Road Wear and Tear
Winter wreaks havoc on the roads. Snow
plows, salt, sand and the aftermath of snow and
ice can leave roads battered. Once snow
melts away, expect potholes.
incredibly active during the spring. Some
are emerging from hibernation, and others are
entering mating season. This means that
more animals are crossings roads and highways -
many especially deer, are most active at dawn or
More Motorcycles on the Road
brings motorcyclist out of hibernation. So
as the weather gets warmer, be aware of the
traffic around you - especially motorcycles.
Sources: Indiana State Police,
Federal Highway Administration
Know road construction and conditions
you depart by visiting
up-to-the-minute traffic information, detours and
road construction BEFORE you leave.
You may also want to check
http//www.weather.com website to find the
weather conditions of the interstates and roads you
will be traveling.