Here are some websites that offer advice and information on what you can do to make that a reality. New Avoidance Technologies Reduce Crashes Crash avoidance technologies, such as automatic braking systems and adaptive headlights, are preventing accidents, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Read more about these new technologies (download report). Decade of Action for Road Safety The National Safety Council is urging all Americans to get involved in the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, an initiative of the World Health Organization. The goal: prevent road traffic deaths and injuries that could take the lives of 1.9 million people annually by 2020. Graduated Driver Licensing for Teens Saves Lives Motor vehicle crashes are the number-one cause of death for teens. Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) reduces the crash risk for new teen drivers 20 to 40 percent by emphasizing experience while minimizing hazards like nighttime driving. Look up GDL laws in your state.