The CDC shows injury to be the leading cause of death among people ages 1 to 44. In 2007, injuries accounted for 51% of deaths in this age group. How are many of these injuries sustained? Motor vehicle accidents.
As this trend continues automobile manufacturers have become increasingly aware of the need to improve safety features in their automobiles. Side impact protection, roof crush resistance, rear impact guards and driver and passenger airbags are now standard in vehicles. State governments have also noticed the trend and have responded by passing and enforcing stricter laws against driving under the influence and driving while intoxicated. While these efforts have had a great impact on decreasing the number of injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents, those numbers are still staggering.
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