The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the beginning of summer days of fun, but according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it also kicks off the deadliest driving season of the year.
On average, 269 more people die in traffic fatalities each month during the summer than in any other season of the year. Of the 25 deadliest days on American roads over the past five years, 20 of them fell during the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Even more troubling is the fact that motor vehicle crashes are now the leading cause of death for 15-to-20-year-olds in America, with more than 7,000 teens killed annually in vehicle accidents. NHTSA also reports that one in five 16-year-old drivers are involved in collisions during their first year of driving.
To help minimize the number of accidents involving teens, Ford Motor Company is working to help teens become better drivers by turning to the Web. Ford is now offering safe driving tips in video format on popular Web sites like www.youtube****, www.yahoo****, in addition to Ford's interactive teen safe driving Web site, www.drivingskillsforlife****. New tips will be posted each week through early June.
The short video spots provide a variety of driving tips for teens and adults delivered by professional instructors from Ford's Driving Skills for Life program. The videos show teens what to do if passenger-side wheels leave the roadway, how to recover in a skid, how to sit properly for safe driving, how to anticipate danger, and when it's important to slow down.
Produced for Ford
Jason Falls reminds us that Memorial Day isn't about cookouts and hot dogs.
It's about remembering and honoring those who have paid the ultimate price
for our freedom.
A Memorial Day Tribute (FORGOTTEN
Video from the Jones Beach, NY air show Memorial Day Weekend 2008 featuring the Blue Angels.
Music is "The Radio Star" by BEARBOT. Used by permission
Israel Memorial Day - Yom Hazikaron - is marked by a moving ceremony involving music, talk and commemoration for the thousands of Israeli soldiers who have died to create and preserve the State of Israel. Shalom Hartman Institute's C.E. Smith High School for Boys creates and manages this ceremony annually. This ceremony took place on April 28, 2009, at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.
Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna host PBS National Memorial Day Concert: A Tribute to the Sacrifice of Americas Servicemen and Women.
On Memorial Day weekend, PBS will unite our nation with an evening that has become an American tradition. The multi award-winning National Memorial Day Concert honors the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. The 2009 event commemorates 20 years on air as the nation's memorial service, offering viewers a time to remember, to heal and bring our country together. The program is co-hosted by Gary Sinise (CSI:New York) and Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), two acclaimed actors who have dedicated themselves to veteran's causes and supporting our troops in active service. The top-rated show will be broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on PBS Sunday, May 24 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET (check local listings) before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops around the world on the American Forces Radio and Television Network.
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This is an inspiring video that gives respect to those that have served in the armed forces. Perfect for Veteran's Day, Memorial Day or any other patriotic holiday.
For the U.S. veterans on Memorial Day and every day, thank you.
Slide show created by Daniel Breitfeller. Music is Dogs of War from the Medal of Honor: European Assault soundtrack. All pictures come from various websites.
Guy Bauer celebrates Memorial Day 2009 with his girlfriend, Jen! Watch brand new episodes of The Guy Bauer Half Hour live every Tuesday at 10e/9c! *******www.guybauerhalfhour****
Goudy Honda is celebrating Memorial Day with a huge sales event during the weekend from 28th May, 2010 to 31st May 2010! With four days of outstanding prices on all new and used vehicles in stock, Four days of outstanding financing and massive savings on our huge used & new inventory.
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For more than 20 years, PBS has been proud to honor the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country with the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT. The multi award-winning event, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, will be co-hosted for the fifth year by Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise (CSI: NEW YORK) and Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (CRIMINAL MINDS), two acclaimed actors who have dedicated themselves to veterans' causes and supporting our troops in active service. The 21st annual broadcast of THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT will air live in HD on PBS Sunday, May 30 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET (check local listings) before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our service members around the world on the American Forces Network.
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