Injury & Violence Prevention Program
695 S. Vermont Avenue, South Tower, 14th Floor, Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (213) 351-7888
Fax: (213) 637-4879
Motor Vehicle & Child Passenger Safety
Driving while talking on a cell phone
or texting, talking to passengers/children, using navigational systems, putting on make-up, eating,
all contribute to automobile accidents. When you are a driver-keep your attention on the road and your car!
Motor vehicle crashes is one of the leading causes of death in the United States
It is also the fourth leading cause of death
and second leading cause of hospitalizations in Los
Angeles County. Contributing factors include:
Not wearing or
"properly" wearing a
seatbelt or restraint system
(cell phone, eating, talking to passengers, putting on
The resources to the
right provides information to keep you a safe while
operating and riding in a motor vehicle.
Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and
is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition
of the website, which is the official version.