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Alcohol Impaired Driving

Policy Impact: Alcohol Impaired Driving

CDC supports efforts to strengthen policies related to preventing alcohol-impaired crash-related injuries and deaths.

Policy Impact:
Alcohol Impaired Driving

Seat Belt Safety

Policy Impact: Seat Belts

CDC recommends effective, well-enforced seat belt laws to ensure that every person in every seat buckles up on every trip.

Policy Impact: Seat Belts

Teen Driver Safety

Policy Impact: Teen Driver Safety

This brief features critical information on crashes among teen drivers, as well as CDC’s recommendations for improving new driver safety.

Policy Impact: Teen Drivers

Save Lives, Save Dollars—Prevent Motor Vehicle-Related Injuries

Figure: Annual Cost of Motor Vehicle-Related Fatal and Nonfatal Injuries, by Age Group, United States, in 2005 Dollars. Adults (Ages 25-64), $58 billion. Older adults (ages 65+), $3 billion. Children (ages 0-14), $7 billion. Teens (ages 15-19), $14 billion. Young adults (ages 20-24), $17 billion.

This one-page fact sheet helps communities play an important role in reducing the human and economic toll of motor vehicle-related injuries by supporting prevention policies that have been shown to save lives and reduce costs.

Save Lives, Save Dollars—Prevent Motor Vehicle Related Injuries [255K]

Cost of Motor Vehicle Crashes

 

 
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