Hand-held cellphone use was highest among 16 to 24-year-olds (8% in 2008, down from 9% in 2007).
Most car accidents are entirely preventable. Drivers are most likely distracted, tired or possibly drunk.
25% of distracted driving accidents are caused by cell phone use.
55% of those killed in passenger vehicle occupant crashes in 2008 were not wearing a seat belt. 64% of those killed during the night were unrestrained, compared to 45% during the day.
Christmas trees are involved in about 300 fires annually, resulting in 10 deaths, 30 injuries and an average of more than $10 million in property loss and damage.
Check each set of lights, new or old, for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections, and throw out damaged sets. Always replace burned-out bulbs promptly with the same wattage bulbs.
Do not burn wrapping papers in the fireplace. A flash fire may result as wrappings ignite suddenly and burn intensely.
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