The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the professional organization of orthopaedists – the medical doctors who specialize in bones, muscles, and joints. An orthopaedic surgeon is a medical doctor with extensive training in the diagnosis and non-surgical as well as surgical treatment of the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.
With more than 36,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (www.aaos.org) or (www.orthoinfo.org) is the premier not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions the interests of patients and advances the highest quality musculoskeletal health. Orthopaedic surgeons and the Academy are the authoritative sources of information for patients and the general public on musculoskeletal conditions, treatments and related issues. An advocate for improved patient care, the Academy is participating in the Bone and Joint Decade (www.usbjd.org) – the global initiative in the years 2002-2011 – to raise awareness of musculoskeletal health, stimulate research and improve people’s quality of life. For more information, visit the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ website at www.aaos.org.
The Orthopaedic Trauma Association is the worldwide authoritative source for the optimum treatment and prevention of traumatic musculoskeletal injury. For more information, visit the Orthopaedic Trauma Association website at www.ota.org.
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is a trade association of 12 car and light truck manufacturers including BMW Group, Chrysler LLC, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota, Volkswagen Group of America and Volvo Cars North America. For more information, visit the Alliance website at www.autoalliance.org or autoalliance.org/driverfocusfacts.
If your car is moving at 65 MPH, in just three seconds you’ll travel the length of a football field. That’s why the Auto Alliance is committed to helping drivers keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. The Alliance supports a ban on hand-held texting and hand-held calling, while driving, and believe that the effective solution is combining those bans with highly visible enforcement and consumer awareness of the certainty of enforcement.
We also recognize the need for consumer education so drivers know that any action that prolongs a driver’s “eyes off road” time presents a risk, not just hand-held texting and hand-held calling, but also eating, drinking or searching for a CD. Since education is a priority, automakers support a range of safe driving initiatives, from awareness of risks to training of skills.
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