Did you know? - ¿Sabias tu que?

  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for Hispanics under the age of 44 and the third leading cause of death for all ages surpassed only by heart disease and cancer (NHTSA, 2006).
  • Seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45% and the risk of moderate-to-critical injury by 50% (NHTSA, 2006).
  • In 2005, there were a total of 361 passenger vehicle occupant fatalities among children under age 4 (NHTSA, 2006).
  • Every year, nearly 13,000 people are killed by drunk drivers (MADD, 2006).
  • Alcohol use is America's No.1 youth drug problem (MADD 2003).
  • An estimated three of every ten Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related traffic crash at some time in their lives. (NHTSA, 2000).

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