Motor Vehicle Injury Health News

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Article Title
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

11/17/2016
CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death

Good news is that many can be prevented

10/21/2016
State Laws May Be Key to Lowering Kids' Car Crash Deaths

Study found more accidents happened in states with less stringent safe-driving regulations

9/23/2016
9/22/2016
Health Tip: Stay Safe on a Motorcycle

Choose appropriate gear

9/18/2016
Aggressive Drivers: An Accident Waiting to Happen

Worst offenders as likely to have a wreck as someone who smokes marijuana behind the wheel, study found

9/16/2016
A New Roadway Danger: Drivers Chasing 'Pokemon Go'

At least 14 crashes linked to the smartphone game during a 10-day period in July

9/16/2016
Health Tip: Motoring Safely After Dark

Suggestions for night driving

9/15/2016
Do States With Medical Marijuana Have Less Opioid Abuse?

Study of fatal car crashes finds fewer linked to opioids where medical pot is legal, but some experts are critical of the research

8/29/2016
People With Implanted Defibrillators at Higher Car Accident Risk

Danish study finds 51 percent greater odds, but absolute risk of a crash remains low

8/17/2016
Child Dies in Hot Car Almost Once a Week

Safe Kids Worldwide says little ones' bodies heat up much faster than adults

8/17/2016
8/11/2016
AAA: Road Debris a Mounting Danger on U.S. Highways

Crashes involving objects that have fallen from vehicles up 40 percent since 2001

8/8/2016
Drowsy Driving Causes 1 in 5 Fatal Crashes: Report

Teens and young adults, shift-workers and people with sleep disorders face greater risk

8/7/2016
The Safest Way to Get to School Is a Big Yellow Bus

National Safety Council recommends this method over riding with parents or friends

8/4/2016
Hitting the Highway? Keep Safety in Mind

Planning ahead is essential to a positive travel experience, CDC says

7/28/2016
Tighten Teens' Nighttime Driving Restrictions: CDC

Midnight cutoff is too late to help, researchers say

7/22/2016
Face-Saving Devices: Seat Belts and Air Bags

Using both dramatically reduces risk of fractures, study finds

7/6/2016
U.S. Car Crash Deaths Down, But Still Surpass Other Nations

Decline of 31 percent lowest among 20 countries studied

6/10/2016
Irregular Heartbeat May Be Deadly in Car Crash

Study found having atrial fibrillation was associated with higher death risk among accident victims

6/8/2016
Hey Drivers: Hands-Free Cellphones Not Risk-Free

Study finds they're as distracting, dangerous as hand-held versions because they interfere with what driver 'sees'

6/1/2016
Talking, Texting Teen Drivers Take Deadly Toll

Distractions played role in 60 percent of crashes involving teenagers, new AAA report shows

5/19/2016
U.S. Motorcycle Deaths Up 10 Percent in Last Year

Universal helmet laws would help save lives, report authors say

5/13/2016
Stoned Stoners OK With Driving While High

Public health officials should take that into account with drugged driving campaigns, researcher says

5/12/2016
Why Texting While Driving Can Be So Hazardous

It short-circuits brain's 'sixth sense' that helps drivers stay on course, researchers say

5/10/2016
Pot-Linked Fatal Car Crashes Doubled in One State After Legalization

Experts say Washington state's experience could be a lesson for rest of country

4/12/2016
As States Raise Speed Limits, Road Deaths Rise, Report Finds

Researchers estimate there were 33,000 additional fatalities over past 2 decades

3/21/2016
Crash Risk Soars When Truck Drivers Don't Treat Sleep Apnea: Study

Consistent treatment with breathing device can reduce the risk, researchers report

3/16/2016
2/29/2016
Car Crash Risk May Nearly Double in People Prone to Fainting

But whether lost consciousness is the cause isn't clear, study says

2/25/2016
Sleeping Pills May Spell Trouble for Older Drivers

Study found risk of crashes more than doubled for those over 80 who used Ambien