Tribal Road Safety
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injury for American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) ages 1 to 44. 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.
The Tribal Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention (TMVIP) Best Practices Guide 2016 provides recommended strategies and examples from Indian Country to increase seat belt use, increase child safety seat use, and reduce alcohol-impaired driving. The Guide also outlines five important components for TMVIP.
A Killer in Indian Country video
This 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.