April Is Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention Month

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

The Southwest Georgia District Health Department says that in 2009 more than 2.3 million adult drivers were treated in the emergency room for traffic-related injuries.

Health department officials are hoping to curb the problem by getting the word out in April. Their goal is to focus on the importance of proper child restraints, the use of seat belts for adults, not getting behind the wheel drunk and avoiding distractions while driving.

They say by following these safety measures, drivers will minimize their risk and the risk loved ones face when they get behind the wheel.


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  • by Human on Apr 14, 2011 at 07:37 AM
    2.3 million adults treated in ERs in 1 year. I wonder how many children were treated? This is a terrible statistic and nothing else even comes close in causing harm to humans. I think we should ban automobiles and trucks.
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