Motor Vehicle Injuries
Have You Heard? Facts From The Field is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to provide CDC and the field with facts and news from state, tribal, local and territorial public health agencies. We invite you to read and share this information broadly.
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October 13, 2011
- Approximately 60 lives were saved in one year when Georgia combined sobriety checkpoints with publicized enforcemenT programs.
- Connecticut's high-visibility sobriety checkpoint campaign saved the lives of nearly 30 men ages 21-34 in a year and a half.
- An ignition interlock law and increased interlock use in New Mexico were associated with a 30% reduction in impaired driving crashes and offender re-arrests.
August 17, 2011
- 30 states have repealed or reduced coverage for their helmet laws since 1975.
- In 2000, Florida reduced its motorcycle helmet law coverage for adults; the following year motorcycle deaths increased by almost 50%.
- Louisiana weakened its helmet law in 1999, and motorcycle fatalities doubled by 2003. The law was reinstated in 2004, and the number of deaths and severe injuries significantly decreased.
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