A surprising number of parents read and write text messages while driving.
States with primary texting bans see fewer crash victims in the hospital.
Drivers using prescription opioids are at increased risk of causing a fatal accident.
A high number of marijuana users report driving under the influence.
Many older drivers take medications that increase risk of a crash.
Too little sleep can increase your risk of getting in a car crash, study finds.
Are passenger conversations as distracting for drivers as cell phones?
Experts urge parents to continue talking about consequences for unsafe behavior behind the wheel
Recognizing signs of sleepiness key to prevention, researcher says
Experts point to widespread smartphone use as deadly distraction for drivers and walkers alike
They slow down and drive less aggressively after an accident, monitoring finds
At least 14 crashes linked to the smartphone game during a 10-day period in July
The hours just before and after school are most dangerous for young pedestrians
Teens and young adults, shift-workers and people with sleep disorders face greater risk