? asked in Cars & TransportationSafety · 9 years ago

environmental factors of car crashes?

what are they environmental factors of car crashes??

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    In the United States, motor vehicle–related injuries are the leading cause of death for people ages 1–34, and nearly 5 million people sustain injuries that require an emergency department visit. The economic impact is also notable: motor vehicle crashes cost around $230 billion in 2000...

    CDC's research and prevention efforts target this serious public health problem. We focus on improving car and booster seat and seat belt use and reducing impaired driving, and helping groups at risk: child passengers, teen drivers, and older adult drivers. CDC also works to prevent pedestrian and bicycle injuries.

    http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/index.html

  • 9 years ago

    a car crash in general has very few environmental effects. after a car accident, if a car is totalled, it's usually sent to a scrap yard where everything on it is recycled for used parts in other cars. the only real environmental effect I can see would be if the wrecked cars are leaking fluids or gasoline at the site of the crash, but it would be in small amounts and wouldn't be nearly as bad as other forms of pollution.

  • Dan B
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Three things I can think of right away:

    Leaking freon, gasoline, oil and other fluids getting into storm drains.

    Processing the scrap metal and glass.

    Cost of energy to build a replacement car.

  • 9 years ago

    Glaciers melting

    Source(s): Al gore
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