Motor Vehicle Injuries

Tools and Resources for Environment & Policy

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  1. Population

Age

Children and Adolesents

SeatCheck
http://www.seatcheck.org/
SeatCheck is an organization that provides car seat inspections and telephone assistance in both English and Spanish.

Safekids Policy Page                      
http://www.usa.safekids.org/tier2_rl.cfm?folder_id=1160

Safekids advocates for policies and legislation to protect children riding in cars.   
         
Injury Prevention – Graduated Licensing Tool Kit
http://www.healthystates.csg.org/Public+Health+Issues/Injury+Prevention/
This site has a Graduated Licensing Tool Kit that helps individuals identify policies and laws that can help prevent young people from being in traffic accidents.

Graduated Licensing
http://www.saferoads.org/latest-news-teen-driving-graduated-driver-licensing-and-other-related-topics
Graduated driver licensing (GDL) is a system that is effective in reducing young driver crash fatalities. It is designed to introduce young drivers to the  driving experience gradually.

Substances and Medications

MADD Action Page
http://www.madd.org/get-involved/take-action/
This section of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving website has resources for individuals who want to take legislative action to prevent drinking and driving.

Drivers with Physical and Mental Impairments

Legislation
http://www.nhtsa.gov/Laws-Regs
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has information on legislation pertaining to individuals in wheelchairs and other disabilities.

Future Directions: Distracted Driving

Governor’s Highway Safety Association
http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/cellphone_laws.html
Informational website on state and local jurisdiction restriction of cell phone usage while driving.

  1. Settings

    Community-based

    Governor’s Highway Safety Association Media Page:   
    http://www.ghsa.org/html/publications/index.html

    This site has a list of materials including guidebooks and policy statements on
    forming policies for highway safety.

    Drive Smart Kentucky
    http://drivesmart.ky.gov/
    Drive Smart is a statewide effort to reduce the high crash, injury, and fatality rates in Kentucky.

    You Drink and Drive, You Lose
    http://www.nhtsa.gov/Impaired
    You Drink and Drive, You Lose is a program to heighten public awareness of sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols planned as part of National Sobriety Checkpoint Week.

  2. Implementation

    Ten Steps for Developing an Injury Prevention Program
    http://www.aast.org/library/traumaprevention/injurypreventionguide.aspx
    The injury prevention guide provides step-by-step instructions for planning an injury prevention program.

    Action Planning Handbook for States and Communities
    http://www.prevent.org/Publications-and-Resources.aspx
    This action planning handbook is meant to help individuals take the first place in taking action in addressing health issues.

  3. Evaluation

    Evaluation of the Repeal of Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Kentucky and Louisiana
    http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/pedbimot/motorcycle/kentuky-la03/index.html
    This document discusses the effects of a law change in the regulation of motorcycle helmet use.
         
    Program Evaluation
    http://www.aast.org/library/violencepreventioninternetguide/generalprevention.aspx
    This site includes links to resources for conducting a program evaluation.

  4. Other Tools/Resources

    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
    http://www.iihs.org/laws/default.html
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety provides access to state law facts, policy briefs, testimonies, and petitions regarding highway safety legislation advocacy.

    Motorcycle Helmet Use Laws
    http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/Motorcycles
    This policy brief describes the impact of motorcycle helmet use laws in America.

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – Laws and Regulations
    http://www.nhtsa.gov/Laws-Regs
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reports, frequently asked questions, and publications on traffic legislation.

    Strengthening Child Passenger Safety Laws - Increase Child Safety Seat and Belt Use, Decrease Crash Fatalities and Injuries
    http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/New-fact-sheet03/ChildPassenger.pdf
    This is a policy brief on child passenger safety laws and its impact on injuries.

    SeatCheck
    http://www.seatcheck.org/
    SeatCheck is an organization that provides car seat inspections and telephone assistance in both English and Spanish.

    Safekids Policy Page 
    http://www.usa.safekids.org/tier2_rl.cfm?folder_id=1160
    Safekids advocates for policies and legislation to protect children riding in cars.

    CPSafety
    http://www.cpsafety.com/default.aspx
    The CPSafety website was put together to help parents understand how and why their child’s car safety or booster seat is an important safety measure.


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