Trauma Services

Transportation safety

Driving safety

In the United States, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death and kill over 100 people every day. Here in the NAH Trauma Services Department, we are passionate about driving safety- not just for teen drivers, but for adults and passengers too. Help us keep our roads safe and promote a culture of distraction-free, safe driving.

According to the CDC, at 55 miles per hour, sending or reading a text is like driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed.

Teen driving safety

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death of US teens. Teen drivers aged 16-19 are 3x more likely to have a fatal car accident than any adult drivers. Teens are also more likely than older drivers to underestimate or not be able to recognize dangerous driving situations. Join us by taking the pledge to keep our teen and community drivers safe.

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Car seat safety

One of the most important jobs a parent has is keeping their child safe, especially when riding in a vehicle. Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car accidents. Proper use of a car seat or booster seat reduces the chances of serious injuries and death by 80%. Join us in embracing car seats and keeping our children safe.

Booster seat use reduces the risk for serious injury by 45% compared with seatbelt use alone.

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Do you want to have your car seat checked for proper installation? Do you need a car seat? Do you have a car seat that’s ready to retire and be recycled?

Contact one of the following local resources:

  • YRMC’s Del E Webb Outpatient Family Resource Center
  • Phone: (928)-771-5651

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ATV safety

We understand that ATV adventures can be exhilarating, but as a designated trauma center we also understand the importance of ATV safety in preserving the health and wellbeing of our community. Every year over 135,000 thousand people are injured and over 700 die while riding ATVs. One-third of these deaths are in children 16 and under. Riding an ATV will always have risks, especially for children under 16. If you, your family or your friends choose to ride an ATV we hope you choose to do so safely. 

Make sure you also follow our local laws and regulations regarding ATVs and other off-road vehicles. 

To review our state and county laws please visit the following resources:

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Bike safety

Join us in creating a culture of bike safety.

Here in the NAH Trauma Services Department, we are committed to injury prevention. Recognizing the high number of bicycle-related injuries in the community, we aim to emphasize the importance of bicycle safety and strive to minimize the risk of bicycle-related accidents.

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A Properly-fitted helmet can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45%!

Join our annual Festival of Bikes and Bike Rodeo every May in Flagstaff to purchase a discounted helmet, learn about bike safety, and engage with local biking resources.

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In case of an emergency, call 911.