- The U.S. has a higher crash death rate per capita than other rich countries
- Drunken driving, speeding and not wearing seat belts accounted for most of the fatalities
(CNN)More people die in car crashes each year in the United States than in other high-income countries, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report Wednesday.
Buckle up, don't drive drunk, and obey speed limit
- Use a seat belt in every seat, on every trip, no matter how short.
- Make sure children are always properly buckled into the back seat in a car seat, booster seat or seat belt, whichever is appropriate for their age, height and weight.
- Choose not to drive while impaired by alcohol or drugs, and help others do the same.
- Obey speed limits.
- Drive without distractions (such as using a cell phone or texting).