Motor Vehicle Injury Health News

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11/20/2015
Motorized Wheelchair Users at Raised Risk for Traffic Deaths: Study

Over 500 wheelchair-using Americans died in such accidents over 6 years, researchers report

10/15/2015
Health Tip: Is Your Child Ready for a Booster Seat?

Suggestions for a safer transition

10/11/2015
Child Safety Seats Often Incompatible With Cars: Study

Parents should take measurements to ensure seats fit properly inside vehicle, researchers advise

10/4/2015
Expert Offers Car Seat Safety Tips

Most devices aren't used properly

9/17/2015
Many Parents Overlook Booster Seat Safety

Used properly, they can reduce risk of serious injuries by 45 percent, researchers say

9/9/2015
'Mud Bogging' Motor Sport Tied to Carbon Monoxide Poisonings, Deaths

Experts recommend getting out of stuck vehicles, and having portable CO detectors

8/26/2015
Teens Not the Only Ones Using Cellphones While Driving

Many adults are calling, texting when behind the wheel, survey finds

7/14/2015
Health Tip: Make Sure Children Use ATVs Safely

Protective gear and training are essential

7/10/2015
Alcohol, Pot Combo Impairs Driving More Than Either Alone

But study finds effect isn't doubled, and alcohol still more dangerous than pot

7/3/2015
Many New Teen Drivers 'Crash' in Simulated Driving Task

Study suggests despite getting licenses, adolescents lacked key skills to stay safe

6/8/2015
Tougher Night Driving Rules for Teens May Lower Crash Rates

Massachusetts study found 40 percent drop in serious accidents among teens once new laws passed

6/8/2015
Health Tip: Check for Children in the Driveway

Walk a lap around the car before you drive

5/28/2015
Teen Drivers a Danger to Others on the Road, Report Warns

More than two-thirds of those injured, killed in crashes with teen drivers are other people

5/20/2015
Fewer Motorcyclists Dying in Crashes: Report

But U.S. death toll still higher than a decade ago, researchers say

5/12/2015
Brain Injury Linked to Raised Risk of Road Rage

Understanding how head trauma affects driving behavior could help improve traffic safety, study says

5/7/2015
Fall-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled for U.S. Seniors Since 2000

Researchers also report that car crashes cause 1 in 7 unintentional deaths in older Americans

5/5/2015
Self-Driving Cars Will Still Need Limits for Teens, Survey Finds

Most favor restrictions on speed and passengers

4/30/2015
Drop in Drunk Driving Crashes May Have Boosted U.S. Economy

Study tallied savings from fewer medical bills, lower legal costs, lost productivity and property damage

4/6/2015
Higher Alcohol Taxes May Lead to Fewer Drunk-Driving Deaths: Study

Researchers believe thousands of fatalities could be avoided each year

4/3/2015
Texting Bans Tied to Drop in Car Crash Injuries

Hospitalizations from auto accidents down 7 percent in states with restrictions

3/24/2015
School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars

Study authors and expert say better supervision, less smartphone use might cut the risk

3/20/2015
Traffic Deaths Increase in Spring Break Hot Spots

No similar rise seen in areas of same states that aren't considered spring break destinations

3/19/2015
Could In-Car Breathalyzers Slash Rate of Booze-Linked Crashes?

Study says yes, but experts say the technology must first be refined and gain wider acceptance

3/3/2015
Crashes Cause Majority of Deaths for Truck Drivers

U.S. government report finds 1 in 3 who died weren't wearing seat belts

2/26/2015
U.S. Pedestrian Death Rate Leveling Off, But Still Too High

Governors' safety group reports more than 2,100 killed in early 2014

2/11/2015
Driving Soon After Stroke May Be Risky, Studies Suggest

Recent survivors more likely to make errors and have collisions in simulated tests

1/30/2015
Teens, Young Adults Most Likely to Go to ER After Car Accidents: Report

Race also played a role, with blacks more likely to visit ER after crashes than whites, Hispanics

1/23/2015
Many Parents Too Quick to Switch Child Car Seats, Study Finds

Front-facing models unsafe before age 2, experts say

1/15/2015
Alcohol, Pot Fuel Half of Young Driver Deaths, Report Finds

Study of nine states found victims were under the influence when they crashed

12/29/2014
Stay Sober or Be Pulled Over This Holiday Season

State highway officials renew their warnings about drunk driving

12/19/2014
Older Cars a Bad Choice for Younger Drivers

Study found nearly half of teen crashes involved cars more than a decade old

12/16/2014
When Gas Prices Go Up, So Do Motorcycle Accidents, Study Finds

Shift to lower-cost transportation carries a hefty price

11/24/2014
Young Guys in Large Vehicles Most Likely to Survive Crash

Study found that in head-on collisions, lowest death rate was seen among those aged 15-24

11/24/2014
Adult-Sized ATVs Deadly for Kids, Report Shows

Study highlights risks associated with all-terrain vehicles

11/13/2014
Undiagnosed Sleep Problems May Be Common Among Firefighters

These disorders linked to risk for car accidents and poor health, study suggests

11/3/2014
Health Tip: Teach Children Never to Play in the Car

And lock the car when not in use

10/31/2014
10/29/2014
Health Tip: Driving Safely at Night

Suggestions for nighttime travel

10/24/2014
Health Tip: Watch the Road on Halloween

Be careful of trick-or-treaters

10/7/2014
U.S. Traffic Accidents Send 2.5 Million to ERs Each Year, CDC Says

Medical costs of those collisions top $18 billion, U.S. government estimates

9/9/2014
Health Tip: Keeping Your Child Safe in a Car Seat

Babies should ride in a rear-facing device

8/28/2014
Young Driver's Gender May Play Role in Timing, Type of Crash

When, where crash happened affected by whether male or female was behind the wheel, study finds

8/8/2014
Distracted Teen Drivers Often on Cellphone With Parent: Study

Survey also finds that many text mom and dad from behind the wheel

8/1/2014
Expert Offers School Bus Safety Tips

Almost 140 children and adults die every year in school transportation accidents

7/22/2014
Keep Your Teens Safe on the Road This Summer

Parents should limit car use, point out unsafe driving behaviors, be a good role model, set 'carfews'

7/14/2014
Teens, ATVs a Dangerous Combo

Iowa study found three-quarters of kids drove the off-road vehicles, more than half were in accidents

7/6/2014
Expert Offers Motorcycle Safety Tips

Protective clothing and preparation are key

7/3/2014
One in 25 Reports Falling Asleep at the Wheel: CDC Report

Young adult males and binge drinkers more likely to drive while drowsy, study finds.

6/24/2014
Multiple Drug Use Fueling Drugged-Driving Fatalities: Report

Marijuana more common among younger drivers, prescription drugs among older drivers

6/21/2014
For Safety's Sake, Don't Leave Kids in Cars

Warmer weather puts them at risk of heat stroke, other dangers, expert says