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Keeping Your Driving Teen Focused on the Road

Distractions at the wheel are major cause of needless tragedies, experts say

9/11/2017
State Laws Curb Kids' Injuries Tied to Off-Road Vehicles

In Massachusetts, ER visits down as much as 50 percent, study found

9/7/2017
Daydreaming Behind the Wheel

People often unaware their mind is wandering when driving, study shows

9/5/2017
Later School Bell Could Boost U.S. Economy by $83 Billion Over Decade

Extra sleep for students would lead to better grades, plus provide mental, physical benefits, report says

9/1/2017
Will Climate Change Bring More Highway Deaths?

Study found link between rising temperatures, traffic fatalities

7/31/2017
7-Fold Spike Seen in Opioid-Linked Fatal Car Crashes

Two decades of U.S. data show another way these prescription medications are taking lives

7/19/2017
How Princess Diana's Death Saved French Lives

France tightened road rules after she died in 1997 car crash -- a lesson the U.S. might learn from, researcher says

7/14/2017
Despite Warnings, Kids Are Still Dying in Hot Cars

Even on a 60-degree day, a small child's body temperature can quickly rise

6/22/2017
Legalized Pot May Lead to More Traffic Crashes

But auto accident deaths aren't on the rise in states where recreational pot is allowed, researchers say

6/12/2017
Teens With ADHD Face a Higher Crash Risk

Study found they were 36 percent more likely to get in an accident than other adolescents

6/1/2017
New Teen Drivers Face Triple the Risk of a Fatal Crash

Distractions, such as cell phones, and failure to buckle up are main causes

5/24/2017
1 in 5 U.S. Kids Killed in Crashes Not Restrained Properly

Finding highlights importance of car seats, seat belts for young passengers

5/20/2017
How Not to Nod Off Behind the Wheel

Recognizing signs of sleepiness key to prevention, researcher says

5/10/2017
Car Crash Rate Falls When People With ADHD Take Meds

Hallmarks of the disorder -- including inattention, impulsivity -- raise accident risk, researchers say

4/28/2017
Most Seniors Use Cellphones While Behind the Wheel

Some even do it with kids in the car, survey finds

4/27/2017
Drugs Now Involved in More Fatal U.S. Crashes Than Alcohol Alone

Study suggests deaths due to drugged driving are rising as states legalize pot and drug abuse grows

4/21/2017
When Is It Safe to Drive With Type 1 Diabetes?

Researchers say new checklist can help determine when low blood sugar should keep you off the road

3/30/2017
U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Surged to Record Levels in 2016

Experts point to widespread smartphone use as deadly distraction for drivers and walkers alike

3/24/2017
3/22/2017
Health Tip: Choosing a Baby Carrier

Make sure it includes these features

3/17/2017
Serious Crash Often a Wake-Up Call for Teen Drivers

They slow down and drive less aggressively after an accident, monitoring finds

3/11/2017
Your DNA May Determine How You Handle the Time Change

Researcher says genetics play a part in whether you're a night owl, which can make daylight saving a tough transition

2/18/2017
Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe

Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns

2/13/2017
Tougher Alcohol Laws Mean Fewer Young People Killed on the Road

9 percent drop in deaths where policies to discourage drinking and driving among all motorists were most stringent

2/10/2017
Driving Skills May Suffer Even After Concussion Symptoms Subside

Erratic swerving showed up in tests taken after young patients thought they had recovered

1/4/2017
Ready Your Home for Winter's Wrath

Steps include insulating water lines that run along exterior walls, experts advise

12/22/2016
Celebrate the Holidays, But Not While Drinking and Driving

Coffee won't help a tipsy person sober up, traffic safety experts warn

12/21/2016
Where Medical Pot Is Legal, Fatal Car Crashes Often Decline

It's possible that these state laws might cause younger drivers to drink less, researchers said

12/18/2016
If You're Dashing Through the Snow to a Holiday Gathering…

Red Cross offers tips for getting to your destination safely

12/6/2016
Missing Just 1 Hour of Sleep May Double Drivers' Crash Risk

Too little shut-eye can equal alcohol in terms of impairment behind the wheel, traffic safety group warns