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Automobile and Bicycle Safety

Cost of Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths

In 2013 in WA State, the cost of crash-related deaths was $654 million. Learn how prevention saves lives and money

Distracted and Impaired Driving

 

Kids and Bike Safety

 

Free Child Safety Seat Inspections

Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will inspect your car seat, check for recalls, assist in installations, and make sure your child is safe in your vehicle. Free car seat inspection dates and locations.

Child Passenger Safety

 

Never Leave Your Child Alone in a Car

Each year an average of 33 children die due to heatstroke after being left alone in a vehicle. These deaths are preventable.

  • Even on a mild 70-degree day the temperature inside a car can rise 19 degrees in just 10 minutes - and it continues to rise from there.
  • It only takes 10 minutes for a car to reach deadly temperatures. Infographic
  • Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle.
  • Do not let your children play in an unattended vehicle. Teach them that a vehicle is not a play area.
  • Never leave infants or children in a parked vehicle, even if the windows are partially open.
  • Keep a large teddy bear or other stuffed animal in the car seat when it's empty. Move the teddy bear to the front seat when you place the child in the seat as a visual reminder.
  • Make a habit of looking in the vehicle - front and back - before locking the door and walking away.
  • If you are dropping your child off at childcare, and normally it's your spouse or partner who drops them off, have your spouse or partner call you to make sure the drop went according to plan.
  • Visit the Safe Kids website for tips and information on this important safety issue.
  • Infographic and Tip Sheet
  • NHTSA is urging parents and caregivers to think "Where's Baby? Look Before You Lock"
  • Educational flyer and poster. Also available in Spanish - flyer and poster.

 

Young Driver Safety

  • Teen drivers are 1.6 times more likely than adults to be involved in a fatal crash. Teen Safe Driving The Next Chapter, includes data and promising programs to reduce crashes and fatalities involving young drivers.
  • Young Driver Safety
  • Ride Like a Friend Drive Like You Care on Facebook
  • Speaking Points to use when sharing facts and information to increase public understanding of and support for young driver safety.
  • Learning to Drive is often considered a rite of passage for teenagers. But with the reward of being a new driver comes real risk.
  • Parents are the key to safe teen driving. Learn how parents can steer their teens in the right direction.
  • Teen Drivers - What Works.

 

Older Adults and Driving

 

Motorcycle Safety

 

Sleepiness and Driving Don't Mix

 

Resources