Motor Vehicle Injuries

Tools and Resources for Individual Education

Select a section:

  1. Populations

Age

Children and Adolescents

American Academy of Pediatrics Car Safety Seats Guide
http://www.healthychildren.org/english/safety-prevention/on-the-go/Pages/default.aspx
This guide includes tips to help parents purchase the safest car seat for their child.

Driving Skills for Life
http://www.drivingskillsforlife.com
The Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) is a free program that includes learning tools such as: a website which includes study modules and quiz, interactive games, and curriculum noting the importance of eco-driving to personal safety and the environment.

Young Car Driver
http://youngcardriver.com/

This site provides information for young drivers.

Older Adults

Drivers 55 and Plus – Self Rating Form
http://www.aaafoundation.org/quizzes/index.cfm?button=driver55
This is a self-evaluation that drivers age 55 and up can take to rate their driving performance.

AARP Driver Safety Program
http://www.aarp.org/families/driver_safety/driver_safety_online_course.html?sicontent=0&sicreative=530880121&sitrackingid=2434069
The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older that has helped millions of drivers remain safe on today's roads. 

Substances and Medications

Impaired Driving
http://www.nhtsa.gov/Impaired
This site has facts about driving while impaired by drugs and alcohol. Information for individuals who want to take action to prevent impaired driving is also available.

Aggressive Drivers

Aggressive Drivers: Who Are They?
http://www.nhtsa.gov/Aggressive
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides a list of characteristics of aggressive drivers and how to be safe around them.

Commercial Drivers

Wake Up and Get Some Sleep
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/drowsy_driving1/human/drows_driving/index.html
Wake Up and Get Some Sleep is a program for shift workers that helps prevent drowsy driving through the use of videos, brochures, posters, and other materials.

Drivers.com – The Truck Driver as a Shift Worker
http://www.drivers.com/article/270/
Drivers.com offers a workplace educational program for shift workers to prevent drowsy driving.

Smart Motorist: Drowsy Driving
http://www.smartmotorist.com/traffic-and-safety-guideline/drowsy-driving-and-traffic-safety.html
Smart Motorist has information on drowsy driving including what health workers, employers, and governments can do to prevent drowsy driving.

Fleet – I Drive Safely – Online Driver Improvement Program
http://fleet.idrivesafely.com/
I DRIVE SAFELY's online driving safety courses have helped thousands of customers reduce points, lower insurance rates, and become better drivers - all from the comfort of their own computers.

Future Directions: Distracted Drivers

Distracted Driving
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/memos/TSAFE/DistractedDriving.pdf
This is a fact sheet about distracted driving.

Fatigued Drivers

National Sleep Foundation – Drowsy Driving
http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/sleep-topics/drowsy-driving
This section of the National Sleep Foundation website discusses drowsy driving and the dangers that come along with it. Information on public policies and how to prevent drowsy driving is available.

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety: Drowsy Driving
https://www.aaafoundation.org/drowsy-driving
This is a list of frequently asked questions related to drowsy driving prepared by AAA.

Smart Motorist: Drowsy Driving
http://www.smartmotorist.com/traffic-and-safety-guideline/drowsy-driving-and-traffic-safety.html
Smart Motorist has information on drowsy driving including what health workers, employers, and governments can do to prevent drowsy driving.

Wake Up and Get Some Sleep
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/drowsy_driving1/human/drows_driving/index.html
Wake Up and Get Some Sleep is a program for shift workers that helps prevent drowsy driving through the use of videos, brochures, posters, and other materials.

Drivers.com – The Truck Driver as a Shift Worker
http://www.drivers.com/article/270/
Drivers.com offers a workplace educational program for shift workers to prevent drowsy driving.

  1. Settings

    School-based

    Yellow Buses
    http://www.yellowbuses.org/
    Yellow Buses has safety materials for keeping school buses safe. Brochures, information sheets, and other materials are available from the site.

    Worksite-based

    Wake Up and Get Some Sleep
    http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/drowsy_driving1/human/drows_driving/index.html
    Wake Up and Get Some Sleep is a program for shift workers that helps prevent drowsy driving through the use of videos, brochures, posters, and other materials.

    Drivers.com – The Truck Driver as a Shift Worker
    http://www.drivers.com/article/270/
    Drivers.com offers a workplace educational program for shift workers to prevent drowsy driving.

  2. Evaluation

    Program Evaluation
    http://www.aast.org/library/violencepreventioninternetguide/generalprevention.aspx
    This site includes step by step instructions on how to develop, implement and evaluate a program.

  3. Other Tools/Resources

    Drivers 55 and Plus – Self Rating Form
    http://www.aaafoundation.org/quizzes/index.cfm?button=driver55
    This is a self-evaluation that drivers age 55 and up can take to rate their driving performance.

    Yellow Buses
    http://www.yellowbuses.org/
    Yellow Buses has safety materials for keeping school buses safe. Brochures, information sheets, and other materials are available from the site.

    Distracted Driving
    http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/memos/TSAFE/DistractedDriving.pdf
    This is a fact sheet about distracted driving.


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