Motor Vehicle Safety
Also called: Car safety
About every twelve minutes, someone in the U.S. dies from a motor vehicle crash. Trying to prevent these crashes is one part of motor vehicle safety. Here are some things you can do to be safer on the road: Avoid distractions Don't drive after drinking alcohol or doing drugs Don't drive when you are tired Don't speed Make sure your vehicle is safe and in working order Use car seats for children Wear your seat belt Some medicines and medical conditions, like seizure disorders, make it harder for you to drive safely. If you have one of these conditions or think that your medicine impairs your driving, talk to your doctor.