Motor Vehicle Injury

More than 100 people die each day in the United States from motor vehicle crashes (CDC). Strategies to prevent these deaths include increasing use of child safety seats, safety belts, and motorcycle helmets, and reducing alcohol-impaired driving.

Community Preventive Services Task Force Findings

Summary Table

This summary of CPSTF findings to reduce motor vehicle injuries can be used as a reference, included in presentations, or shared with colleagues.

Implementation Resources

Implementation Products

CDC’s Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) Initiative
HI-5 highlights non-clinical, community-wide approaches that have evidence reporting 1) positive health impacts, 2) results within five years, and 3) cost effectiveness and/or cost savings over the lifetime of the population or earlier. The website features links to implementation resources and success stories that can help communities get started.

Motorcycle Helmets: Universal Helmet Laws

Presentations and Promotional Materials

Use these materials to share information about the CPSTF findings and Community Guide products with your community.

What Works Fact Sheets

Community Guide In Action: Stories from the Field

One Pagers

Community Guide News

Developed by The Community Guide in collaboration with CDC’s Injury Center

Presentations and Webinars

Public Health Grand Rounds: The Science Base for Prevention of Injury and Violence
Hosted by CDC

Media Outreach

CDC Press Release: Ignition Interlocks Reduce Alcohol-Impaired Driving
Developed by The Community Guide in collaboration with CDC’s Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention