Injury Prevention Unit

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Injury Prevention
Division of Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention
3530 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90010

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 (NHTSA).

It is also the fourth leading cause of death and second leading cause of hospitalizations in Los Angeles County. Contributing factors include:

  • Speeding
  • Alcohol use
  • Not wearing or "properly" wearing a seatbelt or restraint system
  • Driver distraction (cell phone, eating, talking to passengers, putting on make-up, etc.)
The resources to the right provides information to keep you a safe while operating and riding in a motor vehicle.
Child Passenger Safety-English
Child Passenger Safety-Spanish
Driver Distraction (cell phones, etc.)
Teen Drivers
Older Adults
Air Bag Safety
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