Motor Vehicle Injury
"Did You Know?" is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
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February 7, 2014
- Motor vehicle crashes killed more than 9,000 children aged 12 years and under over the past decade.
- Almost half of all black (45%) and Hispanic (46%) children killed in crashes during 2009-2010 were not buckled up, compared with 26% of white children.
- States can help reduce child motor vehicle injuries and deaths by using recommended strategies to increase car seat, booster seat, and seat belt use.
July 22, 2011
- An estimated 15 people die and 1,200 are injured each day in the United States in crashes that involve distracted driving.
- Nearly 40% of U.S. drivers ages 18 to 29 report talking on their cell phone "regularly" or "fairly often" while driving, and more than 25% report texting or e-mailing.
- Motor vehicle crash-related deaths and injuries can be prevented. Learn about saving lives and saving dollars.