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 â€“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.
How Can I Find a Safe Car?
How Should My Children Ride in a Car?
Seat Belts Myths and Facts for adults by the Michigan State Police
Belts can save money, time and your life from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Belts for Pregnant Women from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
How to Properly Wear Your Safety Belt from the Michigan State Police
Car Safety Tips from safekids.org
Safety Handouts at NHTSA.gov
Automotive Coalition for
Car Crash Statistics
Crash Statistics and Traffic Safety Facts from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Children in Crashes Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Injuries and Seat Belt Use Statistics