Traffic Safety

Road injuries are the leading cause of unintentional deaths in the United States.

Child Passenger Safety

Child Passenger Safety Facts - Road injuries are the leading cause of unintentional deaths in children in the United States. Of those children ages 8 and under who died in vehicle crashes in 2014, 26 percent were not restrained by an age-appropriate device such as an infant seat, booster seat, or seat belt.

Safe Kids in and Around Cars- car seats, boosters, seat belts, trunk entrapment, driveway safety

Child Passenger Safety Resources in Minnesota-
HCMC no longer conducts car seat clinics, to find an inspection site, go to this link Find a car seat check  Note: appointments are usually required and some sites limit the service to their residents. This is not an installation service, but a safety check-up.  Also, check in the counties around your home as there may be a clinic in our surrounding area you can attend.

Teen Driver Safety

Teen Driver Facts The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16-19-year-olds than among any other age group. In fact, per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash. (CDC).

Parents, every time you get in the car with your child remember they are watching and learning how to drive, ask yourself would you want your teen to drink and drive, text and drive, or speed?
Minnesota Department of Public Safety- Office of Traffic Safety
Minnesota Safety Council
National Safety Council
On the Move Traffic Safety Tips for Teens

Older Driver Safety

Older Driver Safety - Getting older does not necessarily mean a person's driving days are over. But it’s important to plan ahead and take steps to ensure the safety of your loved ones on the road. NHTSA offers free material to help you learn more about how to recognize and discuss changes in your older loved one's driving.

MN Safety Council Seasoned Drivers Training program
MN Safety Council Fact Sheets
Older Drivers - FAQ