The cooperation of the medical profession is needed in the field of traffic safety, and effective leadership can be supplied by committees appointed by state medical societies. Their function should be to guide and stimulate; they can supply needed information to interested groups, seek to improve existing laws that affect automobile traffic, and cooperate in special projects of research and education. In addition to carrying out the strictly medical aspects of its activities, a traffic safety committee can do much to promote programs of training for student and adult drivers, supplement the efforts of civic groups and governmental agencies, and, in general, set good examples of driving habits, law observance, and good citizenship.
Rodger JR. OBJECTIVES FOR STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEES. JAMA. 1958;168(17):2215–2217. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000170007003
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