1. Practice defensive driving.
Buckle up, designate a sober driver or arrange alternative transportation, get plenty of sleep to avoid fatigue, and drive attentively, avoiding distractions.
2. Drive sober.
Recognize the dangers of drugged driving, including impairment from opioids.
3. Stay involved with your teens.
4. Know your vehicle's safety features.
Learn about your vehicle’s safety systems and how to use them; visit MyCarDoesWhat.org for information
5. Fix open recalls before traveling.
Make sure the car you are driving is safe and fix recalls immediately; visit ChecktoProtect.org to ensure your vehicle does not have an open recall
6. Contact your lawmakers about traffic safety laws.
Ask lawmakers and state leaders to protect travelers on state roadways; read the State of Safety report to find out which states have the strongest and weakest traffic safety laws
7. Get involved in the Road to Zero.
Join the Road to Zero coalition to get involved in addressing motor vehicle fatalities; visit nsc.org/roadtozero to get involved.