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Motor Vehicle Safety

Crash Deaths

Crash Deaths

In the United States about 90 people die each day from motor vehicle crashes, resulting in the highest death rate among 19 high-income comparison countries.

7/6/2016 9:00:00 AM

Truck Crashes

Truck Crashes

Using a seatbelt is the single most effective intervention to prevent truck drivers from being injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash. According to a new CDC Vital Signs report, more than 1 in 3 truck drivers who died in crashes in 2012 were not buckled up, a decision which could have prevented approximately 40% of these deaths.

3/3/2015 8:03:00 AM

Costs of Car Crash Injuries

Costs of Car Crash Injuries

More than 2.5 million people in the U.S.-nearly 7,000 each day-went to the emergency department because of motor vehicle crash injuries in 2012, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. Not only do these injuries occur frequently, they are extremely costly to individuals, employers, the healthcare system, and society.

10/7/2014 9:02:00 AM

Latest CDC teen behavior survey finds less cigarette smoking, fewer fights, too much texting and driving

Latest CDC teen behavior survey finds less cigarette smoking, fewer fights, too much texting and driving

CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors a wide range of priority health risk behaviors among representative samples of high school students at the national, state, and local levels.

6/12/2014 9:05:00 AM

Child Passenger Safety

Child Passenger Safety

One in three children who died in crashes in 2011 was not buckled up, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. CDC analyzed 2002-2011 data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to determine the number and rate of motor-vehicle occupant deaths, and the percentage of child deaths among children age 12 and younger who were not buckled up. Motor vehicle crash deaths among children age 12 and younger decreased by 43 percent in the past decade (2002-2011), however, more than 9,000 children died in crashes during that period.

2/4/2014 8:15:00 AM

Mobile device use while driving more common in the U.S. than in several European countries.

Mobile device use while driving more common in the U.S. than in several European countries.

According to a CDC study, talking on the phone, texting, and reading email behind the wheel are reportedly more common behaviors in the United States than Europe.

3/14/2013 3:20:00 PM

CDC study shows 54 percent decrease in teen drinking and driving since 1991

CDC study shows 54 percent decrease in teen drinking and driving since 1991

The percentage of teens in high school (aged 16 or older) who drove when they had been drinking alcohol decreased by 54 percent between 1991 and 2011, according to a recent Vital Signs study.

10/2/2012 3:24:00 PM

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