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Reducing the risk for injury while traveling for Thanksgiving holidays.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
Publication Date
Volume
50
Issue
45
Pages
1016–1017
Identifiers
PMID: 11724161
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Each year in the United States, motor-vehicle crashes result in approximately 40,000 deaths and 3.2 million nonfatal injuries. In 2000 during the Thanksgiving holiday, motor-vehicle crashes killed approximately 500 persons (US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, unpublished data, 2000), and resulted in >43,000 hospital emergency department visits.

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