Injuries in or by motor vehicles account for half of the disabling and fatal injuries. The median age of those fatally injured by motor vehicles is 27, compared to 76 for heart disease and 65 for cancer. A major extension in years of life is thus dependent on control of motor vehicle related injuries. The author cites the effectiveness, or lack thereof, of the "behavior change" approaches to reducing the number of highway crashes, and offers ten logical strategies for achieving better results at the state and local levels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Medical Association

    1905 North Lamar Boulevard
    Austin, TX  United States  78705
  • Authors:
    • Robertson, L S
  • Publication Date: 1983-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 48-50
  • Serial:
    • Texas Medicine
    • Volume: 79
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: Texas Medical Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395332
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 916
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM