Injury Prevention

Despite Small Decline, Distracted Driving Remains Epidemic

Distracted driving–driving while talking on a phone, texting, applying make up, reading a newspaper, etc.–accounted for 16% of all traffic fatalities in 2009. The actual number of people who died on the road fell from the previous year, but the proportion of cases caused by driving while distracted (DWD) remained the same. According to an …

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National Impaired Driving Crackdown

The problem of impaired-driving is a serious one.  While America witnessed a decline in the number of impaired-driving fatalities from 2007-2008, the numbers are still too high.  That’s why law enforcement agencies throughout the country are participating in an intensive crackdown on impaired driving. This national impaired driving crackdown—known by its tagline, Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. …

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