Seat Belt Safety on Tribal Lands. Protecting Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community. Motor Vehicle-Related Injuries Among Native Americans. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for American Indians ages 1-44
Protecting Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community
Source: NCHS mortality, CDC WISQARS 2006; www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars/default.htm
“We don’t get tickets out here on the Rez”
“I am only going down the street”
“I just don’t think about it”
“I let the kids get out of their belts once we are on our rez roads”
Do you feel scared driving 40 mph?
Maybe you should!
“It is better to be thrown out. The car might burn or I might drown. I don’t want to be trapped in my belt.”
This publication was supported by Award Number U50 MN024133 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through a Cooperative Agreement with the Tribal Epidemiology Center Consortium. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.