National Prevention Strategy

Injury and Violence Free Living

National Prevention Strategy's Injury- and Violence-Free Living

The National Prevention Strategy provides evidence-based Recommendations for Injury and Violence Free Living. The Strategy also identifies actions that partners including governments, businesses, health care systems, schools, community organizations and individuals can take to implement these recommendations across multiple settings. The resources in this toolkit are intended to help state and territorial governments and their partners implement the Strategy through the suggested actions below:

  • Strengthen and enforce transportation safety policies and programs (e.g., primary seat belt laws, child safety and booster seat laws, graduated driver licensing systems for young drivers, motorcycle helmet use laws, ignition interlock policies).
  • Implement traffic engineering strategies (e.g., sidewalks and pedestrian safety medians) that allow pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transportation users to safely move along and across streets.
  • Implement countermeasures for impaired driving (e.g., alcohol sobriety checkpoints) and enhance enforcement of speeding and other safety regulations.
  • Implement per se drug impairment laws (presence of any illegal drug in one’s system), train law enforcement personnel to identify drugged drivers, and develop standard screening methodologies to detect the presence of drugs.
  • Develop systems to increase access to trauma care.
  • Implement policies to support modifications to the physical environment to deter crime (e.g., crime prevention through environmental design).

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