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What does the CDC recommend to prevent motorist injuries?

| Nov 1, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

If you drive a car in Florida, there is always a small chance that you will end up in a motor vehicle accident. If you are unlucky, you or someone involved in an accident may get injured. 

Fortunately, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points out that in recent years, crash injuries have decreased. They recommend that all states follow certain policies to further reduce crash injuries. As a driver, being aware of CDC recommendations can help you to stay safer on the road. 

Seat belt laws

One of the biggest contributors to decreased motor vehicle injuries is the implementation of seat belt laws. Not all states have seat belt laws, but Florida is one that does. Wearing a seat belt is not only the law–it could save your life. 

Other recommendations

One idea the CDC recommends is called a graduated driver licensing system. In a GDL system, new drivers gradually get more privileges as they move through the stages of their state’s program. 

It also appears that requiring people who have been convicted of drinking and driving to use ignition interlock devices can keep drunk drivers off the road. You can still use your vehicle if it has an interlock, but it will only start your car if the device detects that you are sober. 

Booster seats for children help to keep them safer in the event of an accident. If you have a child, he or she should always be in a booster seat until he or she is at least 57 inches tall, which is the proper height for a safe seat belt fit.