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Motor Vehicle Safety

Every year, thousands of Americans are involved in traffic accidents. Accidents can cause serious injuries or death and can affect the victim, as well as their family, friends and local community. There are simple steps you can take to make sure that you and the people around you on the road stay safe.

Mobile Apps & Tools

Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy.

  • Car Seat Check (American Academy of Pediatrics) - iOS, Android

This app includes information and videos on finding and installing car seats. Less than $10. iOS Android.

  • SaferCar (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) - iOS, Android

Get information about car safety ratings, recalls, and make complaints about car safety. Free. iOS, Android. 

Use your computer and smartphone to simulate the challenges of texting and driving. Free.

A list of apps designed to prevent texting while driving. Review the link to learn more.

Resources selected by Linda Johnsen, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina.

Last reviewed: November 8, 2016

January 18, 2017 - 1:15pm