MV PICCS Widget - Find Strategies, Save Lives

The new CDC MV PICCS widget can help states find effective strategies to reduce injuries, deaths, and costs from motor vehicle crashes.

Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. Every day, more than 100 persons die in motor vehicle crashes and thousands more are injured. CDC and its’ partners are working on solutions. We know what works and we are on the Road to ZeroExternal deaths.

CDC has developed tools and widgets, such as the Motor Vehicle Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculator for States (or MV PICCS 3.0) and the MV PICCS widget to help states find and select evidence-based strategies that can significantly reduce the number of injuries and deaths from motor vehicle crashes and their related costs. The MV PICCS widget is based on the MV PICCS 3.0 tool, a free interactive calculator that helps states select motor vehicle strategies considering their state budget.

What Is a Widget?

A widget is an application that displays featured content directly on a Web page. You can embed a widget onto home pages, blogs, and other websites. Once you’ve added the widget, there’s no technical maintenance, the content updates automatically. Adding the MV PICCS widget to your page means you will have up-to-date motor vehicle safety information in your favorite digital spaces—no searching or browsing required.

How MV PICCS Widget Can Help

The widget provides each state with:

  • A summary of which of the 14 evidence-based interventions are currently being used and the ones that could be implemented.
  • An overview of the potential benefits of strategies not currently being implemented.
  • Information about each intervention such as:
    • number of lives that could be saved,
    • number of injuries that could prevented,
    • monetary benefit, and
    • cost to implement.
  • An interactive map to compare and find out what other states are doing.
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Page last reviewed: April 1, 2019
Content source:

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention