Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of a Car Injury

(HealthDay News) -- More than 2.5 million Americans visited emergency departments as a result of motor vehicle crashes in 2012, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The agency offers these tips to help reduce your risk of injury:

  • The driver and all passengers always should wear safety belts, even for a very short trip.
  • Make sure children are safely strapped in, children age 12 and under are in the backseat, and all children are in age-appropriate safety seats.
  • Never drive after using drugs or drinking alcohol, and don't let others do so.

-- Diana Kohnle

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