Motor vehicle crashes are among the leading causes of injury in the U.S. This podcast discusses the importance of being sober and buckled up during ever automobile trip. Created: 10/16/2014 by MMWR.
Date Released: 10/16/2014. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Motor Vehicle Safety
Health Burden and Medical Costs of Nonfatal Injuries
to Motor Vehicle Occupants — United States, 2012
Recorded: October 14, 2014; posted: October 16, 2014
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Every trip in a motor vehicle places us at risk for serious injury. Motor vehicle crashes are among the leading causes of injury in the U.S. In 2012, more than two and a half million emergency department visits were for injuries suffered in a car crash. These injuries resulted in over 50 billion dollars in lifetime costs.
Drinking and driving and not being properly restrained are among the leading risk factors for being hurt in a crash. Never drink and drive and make sure that everyone is properly buckled on every trip. Also, make sure teens follow their states’ Graduated Driver Licensing laws when learning to drive.
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