Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 16- to 24-year-olds, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In fact, in 2016 alone, over 37,000 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in the United States.
This is an alarming statistic, but there are steps that everyone can take to help make roads safer. One of the most important things is to ensure that all transportation safety measures are followed properly. This includes things like wearing a seatbelt, using a child safety seat, and obeying the speed limit. When these measures are followed, it can help to reduce the number of crashes and save lives. In addition to following proper safety measures oneself, it is also important to be an advocate for road safety. This means speaking up if someone else is not following the rules and working to make changes in one’s community to make roads safer for everyone. By taking these steps, we can help make our roads safer for everyone.