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CDC Director to Participate in Media Briefing on Road Safety

For Immediate Release: May 10, 2011
Contact: CDC Online Newsroom
(404) 639-3286

WHO

Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, CDC

WHAT

Dr. Frieden will participate in the May 11 launch of the first-ever United Nations-sanctioned Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020). To coincide with the launch, CDC is releasing 50 state-specific fact sheets that detail the costs of motor vehicle crash deaths. The figures are medical and work loss costs (2005) and were obtained by using CDC's WISQARS Cost of Injury Reports module. The fact sheets break down costs by type of road user and also by age group. Included in the fact sheet are some evidence-based strategies CDC recommends to save lives and reduce costs (e.g., primary seat belt laws, graduated driver licensing, etc.). These fact sheets will be available at 10:00 a.m. ET on May 11 at www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/statecosts.

WHEN

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 – 10:00-11:00am ET

WHERE

Upper Senate Park in front of U.S. Capitol (near Union Station)
200 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

To attend, RSVP to Mantill Williams at 202-725-7252 or email mantillwilliams@decadeofaction.org

For more information about the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) visit www.decadeofaction.org, or contact Dr. Bella Dinh-Zarr at 202-701-5656 or email dinhzarr@decadeofaction.org

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