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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2001 Nov 16;50(45):1016-7.

Reducing the risk for injury while traveling for Thanksgiving holidays.

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  • MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2001 Nov 23;50(46):1036.


Each year in the United States, motor-vehicle crashes result in approximately 40,000 deaths and 3.2 million nonfatal injuries. In 2000 during the Thanksgiving holiday, motor-vehicle crashes killed approximately 500 persons (US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, unpublished data, 2000), and resulted in >43,000 hospital emergency department visits.

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