11 Jul 2016
Buckle Up. Drive Sober. Slow Down.
Key points reported by the Centers for Disease Control:
- About 90 people die each day in the US from crashes — resulting in the highest death rate among comparison countries.
- US crash deaths fell 31% compared to an average 56% in 19 other high income countries from 2000-2013.
- Over 18,000 lives could be saved each year if US crash deaths equaled the average rate of 19 other high-income countries.
Vital Signs is a monthly report that appears as part of the CDC journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Content source: Office of the Associate Director for Communications (OADC)