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Frequently Asked Questions about Distracted Driving

Distracted driving kills. These questions and answers will help you better understand the safety threat posed by texting and cell phone use while driving.

Review Date: January 20, 2012

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSA
U.S. Department of Transportation

Awake at the Wheel Brochure for Students - (PDF)

Find out why you should stay out of the driver’s seat when you are short on sleep.

Review Date: December 23, 2014

National Center on Sleep Disorders Research - NCSDR
NHLBI Health Information Center

Car Battery Safety

Each year, nearly 6,000 motorists suffer serious eye injuries or even blindness because of improperly jump-starting a dead vehicle battery. Learn how to safely jump-start a vehicle and what to do if battery acid gets in your eyes.

Review Date: March 15, 2013

Sight and Hearing Association

CDC Vitalsigns: Adult Seat Belt Use

Find out what employers, health professionals, parents and caregivers can do to ensure that everyone uses a seat belt on every trip.

Review Date: May 28, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

CDC Vitalsigns: Drinking and Driving, A Threat to Everyone

Find out about the proven ways to prevent people from drinking and driving. Read the facts, choose not to drink and drive, and help others to do the same.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Distraction.gov

Learn about the potentially tragic consequences of texting and cell phone use while driving.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

U.S. Department of Transportation

Driving Skills in Older Adults

Advice for older adults about how to decide if they still have the skills needed to drive safely.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

How to Understand and Influence Older Drivers

Talking with an older person about their driving is often difficult and delayed until a person’s driving has become dangerous. Learn what family and friends can say and do to help an older driver.

Review Date: January 20, 2012

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSA
U.S. Department of Transportation

Keeping Older Drivers Safe on the Road

As people age, there is an increased likelihood that they will experience changes in vision, memory, and other physical and cognitive characteristics that may challenge their ability to drive safely.

Review Date: December 12, 2014

American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

Older Drivers

Making decisions about your driving skills is hard, but it is important to find the safest option for you and the others who share the road with you. Here are some helpful tips for safe driving.

Review Date: March 06, 2012

NIH National Institute on Aging

Older Drivers

Making decisions about your driving skills is hard, but it is important to find the safest option for you and the others who share the road with you. Here are some helpful tips for safe driving.

Review Date: March 06, 2012

NIH National Institute on Aging

Pregnancy: Should I Use a Seat Belt?

Wearing your seat belt protects you and your baby from injury or death in a car crash. You should wear a seat belt no matter where you sit in the car.

Review Date: December 19, 2011

American Academy of Family Physicians

Ride Safely

Safety is a shared responsibility for all road users, including drivers and bicyclists. This document provides the rules of the road and tips to improve road safety for everyone.

Review Date: November 13, 2014

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

Talking With Older Drivers About Safe Driving

Getting older does not necessarily mean a person's driving days are over. But it is important to plan ahead and take steps to ensure the safety of your loved ones on the road. NHTSA offers free materials to help you learn more about how to recognize and discuss changes in your older loved one's driving.

Review Date: October 17, 2012

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSA
U.S. Department of Transportation

Teen Drivers: Fact Sheet

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, accounting for more than one in three deaths in this age group. Fortunately, proven strategies can improve the safety of young drivers on the road. Learn how you can help keep teen drivers safe.

Review Date: March 29, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Keys to Defensive Driving

Learn to drive defensively to avoid the dangers caused by other people's bad driving.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Your Guide to Healthy Sleep- (PDF)

This document describes the important role sleep plays in maintaining good health and optimal work and school performance. Tips are provided to help you avoid drowsy driving and to guide you toward a good night's sleep.

Review Date: July 19, 2012

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

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