Driver & Passenger Safety
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of injury. The best way to keep people safe is to prevent a crash from happening. But even if a crash does occur, many injuries can be avoided by using proven injury prevention strategies. Learn what you can do to keep yourself, and those you love, safe on the road!
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Child Passenger Safety
Make sure you know and follow the best practice recommendations for child passenger safety, whether you have an infant, child or tween.
Teen Driving Safety
Teens are more likely to be involved in crashes than drivers of other ages because of inexperience and their tendency to take more risks while driving. Fortunately, teen motor vehicle crashes are preventable. Parents play a major role in reducing their teen's crash risk.
Older Driver Safety
Driving helps older adults stay independent. However, the risk of being injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash increases as a person ages, mostly due to the increased fragility of older drivers. Learn the steps that can be taken to ensure older adults stay safe on the road.
Seat Belt Safety
Wearing your seat belt is the best way to prevent death and serious injury in a crash. Remember to click it front and back-every person, every seat, every time!
Dangers of Drowsy Driving
Drowsy driving is dangerous and often results in injury or death. Most people are aware of the dangers of drinking and driving but don't realize that drowsy driving can be just as fatal. Sleepiness slows reaction time, decreases awareness, impairs judgment and increases your risk of crashing. Make sure you know the facts about drowsy driving and strategies to prevent it!
There is nothing like being out on the open road on a motorcycle but, too often, this freeing experience can turn deadly. Motorcyclists are about 37 times more likely to die in crashes per mile driven than people riding in cars. Keep safety in mind when you're riding and watch for motorcycles when behind the wheel of a car.
Motor vehicle traffic injuries are a major public health problem. They are the leading cause of injury related death, second leading cause of injury related hospitalizations and third leading cause for injury related emergency department visits in New York State.