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Crashes - Why Me?

If you've had a serious car collision, you are not alone. Car accidents are the most common cause of death for young people from age 3 to age 33, yet it is a largely silent epidemic.

In 2003 117 people each day were killed in crashes, one every 12 minutes. To give a sense of scale to this problem, 117 people per day is as if a nearly full 737 airplane crashed each day with no survivors.

While crashes are accidents, and not intentional, many are preventable. There are things we can do as drivers to help keep our loved ones safe.

  • Do not drink and drive.
  • Do not use excessive speed.
  • Keep your car in good repair.
  • Most importantly –ALWAYS WEAR A SEAT BELT AND PROPERLY RESTRAIN CHILDREN.

What can I do to help keep my family safe?

We hope you visit the links listed here to learn about important car safety topics. We also hope that this helps you begin to feel safe on the road once again.

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