Thursday, March 28, 2019

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New CDC Widget to Help States Select Strategies to Reduce Injuries from Motor Vehicle Crashes

Every day, more than 100 people die in motor vehicle crashes and thousands more are injured. The economic impact is notable: in 2015, the cost of medical care and productivity losses associated with occupant injuries and deaths from motor vehicle traffic crashes exceeded $63 billion.

More can be done to prevent crashes and reduce injuries. State-level changes are especially effective. CDC is releasing a widget in support of the Motor Vehicle Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculator for States (MV PICCS 3.0), a free interactive calculator that helps states and state decision makers prioritize and select from 14 effective motor vehicle injury prevention strategies.


The MV PICCS widget provides each state with:
  • A summary of which of 14 evidence-based interventions are currently being used as well as the ones that could be implemented.
  • An overview of the potential benefits of strategies not currently being implemented.
  • Information about each strategy such as:
    • number of lives that could be saved,
    • number of injuries that could prevented,
    • monetary benefit, and
    • cost to implement.
  • An interactive map to compare the status of each strategy across all states.
You can embed the MV PICCS widget onto home pages, blogs, and other websites. Adding the MV PICCS widget to your page means you will have up-to-date motor vehicle safety information in your favorite digital spaces - no searching or browsing required. Check out the interactive and easy-to use widget here and click on the widget’s embed button to get the code.

Additional Motor Vehicle State Resources