Motor Vehicle Injury Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
11/11/2002
Airbags Reduce Serious Eye Injuries

But increase risk of slight eye wounds

11/5/2002
Marked Crosswalks Aren't Enough to Protect Seniors

Accident rate higher when there are no signs or signals

11/1/2002
Red-Light Cameras Can Save Lives, Study Says

Critics contend traffic intersections should be made safer

10/23/2002
A Nip or Two Nips Driving Skills

Drinking small amounts impairs reaction to unusual situations

10/22/2002
New Car Seats Prevent Whiplash

Innovations coincide with U.S. plans for better seat construction

10/7/2002
Parents Surrender in Booster Seat Battle

Study finds willingness to negotiate safety issue curbs use

9/16/2002
Car Wrecks Take Toll on the Unborn

One in 100 fetuses involved in accidents, new research shows

9/16/2002
Drunken Driving Deaths Not Limited to Problem Drinkers

Study finds 43% of drivers killed had no long history of abuse

7/29/2002
Elderly Ex-Drivers Will Face a Transportation Roadblock

Nation underprepared to shuttle those who give up driving

5/21/2002
The United States of Obesity

Survey finds it on increase in every state

5/9/2002
Driving While Dozy is Dangerous

Sleepy travelers 8 times likelier to crash

5/9/2002
It's Not Hot Air, But...

While air bags help save lives, seat belts save many more

4/9/2002
Alcohol a Dangerous Crash Course at U.S. Colleges

Study ties drinking to four student deaths a day

4/5/2002
Dad, If I Talked Like That, You'd Smack Me

Teen driver survey finds both parents and peers bad role models

3/5/2002
Light Trucks + Kids = Big Risk

Light trucks hold heavy risk for child passengers

1/10/2002
Biker Fatalities Skyrocket Among the 40-and-Over Set

Rate jumped 68% in only three years, study says

1/8/2002
You Go, Girl (But Wait for the Green Light)

Young female drivers catching up to males in accidents

1/4/2002
Speeding and Your Heart

Drivers with heart conditions at risk

1/3/2002
Unbuckled Back Seat Riders Deadly to Those in Front

Study: Front passengers five times likelier to die in a crash if those behind them aren't belted

12/28/2001
Drinking + Driving = Unlucky Number

Drunks 13 times more likely to kill on roads, says new study

12/18/2001
Alcohol Sharply Raises Death Risk for Boaters

Study says even light drinking increases odds

11/22/2001
This'll Drive You to Distraction

The radio and driving don't mix

11/21/2001
How Not to Be a Thanksgiving Statistic

Police to check on seat belts, aggressive and drunken drivers

11/14/2001
Drinking and Being Driven Don't Mix

Intoxicated passengers at high risk after crashes

10/24/2001
Light My Tire

Glowing panels meant to increase nighttime bike safety

10/16/2001
More Fetuses Than Infants Die in Car Wrecks

Study finds auto accidents are top cause of death

10/12/2001
Twilight Heightens Deer Collisions

Accident rate 30 times higher in the afterglow of day, new research finds

10/2/2001
Legal Reins on Young Drivers Cut Crash Rate

Studies find big drop in both fatal, nonfatal accidents

9/25/2001
Child Deaths in Car Wrecks at Historic Low

But drunken driving, motorcycle fatalities spike, U.S. says

8/31/2001
Brain Test Predicts Dangerous Older Drivers

Assessing how well they process visual data is a more accurate forecaster of risk factors, says co-inventor

8/30/2001
Child Air Bag Deaths Drop Sharply

More kids in back seat cited in 90% decline

8/29/2001
Drivers Urged to Check the Air Down There

U.S. study says 27% of cars have underinflated tires

8/23/2001
Fewer Kids Riding in Front Seat

But young solo passengers over age 6 still do, crash data reveals

8/22/2001
Power Scooter Injuries Up

CPSC says rate likely to exceed last year's record

8/8/2001
Heart Patients Driving Against Orders Do OK

Lower-than-average accident rate may prompt changes

8/6/2001
A Driveway Is Not a Playground

Study: Hard-to-see toddlers at highest risk

8/3/2001
U.S. Probes Jeeps Slipping Into Reverse

Complaints of renegade Grand Cherokees surge

7/3/2001
ATVs Mean Wheel Trouble

Kids are 12 times as likely to be injured as those over 45

5/24/2001
Driven to Distraction

Multi-tasking at the wheel can lead to road rage

5/22/2001
Face It: Airbags Alone Aren't Enough

To avoid facial injuries, use seatbelts, too

5/21/2001
Belting Down the Highway

Buckling up definitely the ticket to cutting auto deaths and injuries, particularly for kids

5/3/2001
Injuries Land 10% of Americans in Hospital

Falls account for nearly 1 in 4 visits

5/2/2001
Cameras Cut Red-Light Crashes

Big drop seen where they catch violators