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January 2014
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Dear Don and Velma,

Vehicle accidents are an unfortunate reality in America. While injuries and deaths have been on the decline for several years, the trend has reversed this year. Be prepared to protect your interests if you or a loved one are involved in a crash.

First 10 Minutes, First 10 Hours

Man-Woman Accident
You've just been in a road accident ...
Check for injuries first! Then stay cool and protect your interests.

Here’s What You Should Do After a Road Accident

Keeping a level head after a motor vehicle accident isn’t easy, especially if there are injuries involved. First priority: make sure that help is on the way for anyone who needs medical attention. Then take steps to protect your interests. Learn how with this month’s You Should Know guide on what to do if you are involved in a road crash. More 10/10 recommendations here.  >>>

BY THE NUMBERS /
33,561
Fatalities
After dropping to an historic low in 2011, traffic fatalities increased in 2012 for the first time in six years to 33,561 fatalities. Pedestrian and motorcycle accidents were cited for more than half of the increase.

1.7
Million
More than 1.7 million people participate annually – 67 million since 1964 – in the National Safety Council’s (NSC’s) defensive driving program. Download NSC defensive driving tips.

Source: Defensive Driving, National Safety Council
9 in 10
Drivers
Nine in 10 Americans say distracted drivers are a somewhat or much bigger problem today compared to three years ago.

Source: 2012 Traffic Safety Culture Index, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
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New Avoidance Technologies Reduce Crashes

Crash avoidance technologies, such as automatic braking systems and adaptive headlights, are preventing accidents, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Read more about these new technologies (download report).

Decade of Action for Road Safety

The National Safety Council is urging all Americans to get involved in the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020, an initiative of the World Health Organization. The goal: prevent road traffic deaths and injuries that could take the lives of 1.9 million people annually by 2020.

Graduated Driver Licensing for Teens Saves Lives

Motor vehicle crashes are the number-one cause of death for teens. Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) reduces the crash risk for new teen drivers 20 to 40 percent by emphasizing experience while minimizing hazards like nighttime driving. Look up GDL laws in your state.

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