Injury Prevention Report Card: Nearly Half of U.S. States Score Low

May 22, 2012
TIME Magazine


Nearly 50 million Americans are treated for injuries each year, and more than 2.8 million are hospitalized. Injuries remain the third leading cause of death in the U.S., and yet many states are still lagging on injury prevention measures.

Take Montana, for example. According to The Facts Hurt: State-By-State Injury Prevention Policy Report, the state doesn’t enforce primary seat belt laws nor does it require bicycle helmets for all kids.


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