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Tribal Road Safety

photo: car on a highway approaching Monument ValleyMotor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injury for American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) ages 1 to 34. Adult motor vehicle-related death rates for AI/AN are 1.5 times more than that of whites and that of blacks.

Although each AI/AN community is politically and culturally unique, effective strategies can be tailored to meet the specific needs of tribes.

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A Killer in Indian Country video

video thumbnailThis video highlights the important steps to save lives and reduce injuries in tribal communities, including increasing child safety seat use, increasing seat belt use and decreasing alcohol-impaired driving.

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Native American Road Safety Feature Article

Photo: American Indian teenagersCDC's Injury Center works with tribal nations to implement motor vehicle injury prevention programs. Learn about American Indian/Alaska Natives' risks on the road and how CDC-funded programs are helping to improve road safety for Native Americans.

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