Motor Vehicle Injury Health News

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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

6/14/2014
Stricter Laws Might Reduce Aggressive Driving in Young Males: Study

Speeding-related deaths, injuries dropped after new laws and harsher penalties took effect, researchers say

6/5/2014
Health Tip: Consider Air Bag Safety for Children

Seat them in the back of the car

5/29/2014
5/16/2014
Seat Belts, Air Bags May Save Your Kidneys

Car safety devices reduce risk of serious kidney injury by about one-quarter, study finds

5/12/2014
Car Crash Risk May Go Up During Pregnancy

Second trimester increase noted in large Canadian study, but reason remains unclear

5/6/2014
Motorcycle Accidents Claiming Fewer American Lives

Statistics show drop in fatalities last year, but poor riding weather, not better safety, may be reason why

4/28/2014
Pot-Booze Combo More Dangerous for Teen Drivers Than Alcohol Alone

Kids who did both were more likely to get traffic ticket or be in a wreck, study found

4/22/2014
For Teen Drivers, Unruly Passengers May Be Greater Threat Than Phones

Findings underscore importance of license restrictions, researchers say

4/2/2014
Hands-Free Cellphones Don't Make Driving Safer, Review Shows

But survey found 80 percent of drivers think they are less dangerous than hand-held versions

3/24/2014
Drunk-Driving Deaths Under-reported in U.S., Study Says

Researchers cite lag time between filing of death certificate, return of lab tests

3/13/2014
Overdoses, Cellphone-Linked Car Crashes Among Top Causes of Fatal Injury in U.S.

National Safety Council report also cites increasing numbers of falls among elderly

2/24/2014
Legal Drinking Age of 21 Saves Lives, Review Finds

Researchers say resist the call to lower the age limit to 18

2/18/2014
Health Tip: Driving Down the Highway

Make sure you're awake and alert

2/14/2014
Many Stroke Survivors Resume Driving Without Testing: Survey

Less than 6 percent of those getting back behind the wheel got formal review of road readiness

2/5/2014
Fatal Car Crashes Involving Pot Use Have Tripled in U.S., Study Finds

Researchers note that increase included men and women, and all age groups

2/4/2014
Fewer U.S. Kids Killed in Car Crashes; Safety Restraints Still an Issue

Too many youngsters ride without a car seat, booster seat or seat belt, says CDC

1/29/2014
Drivers With ADHD May Be at Higher Risk for Serious Crashes

In large Swedish study, men who took their meds lowered their accident odds

1/2/2014
Teen Drivers Become Distracted Quickly

Texting, talking and eating while behind the wheel increases risk of crash, study says

11/29/2013
11/26/2013
Watch Out for Sleepy Drivers This Thanksgiving Holiday

Fading daylight also can cause drowsiness

11/6/2013
Health Tip: Keep a First Aid Kit in the Car

Include an over-the-counter painkiller

10/16/2013
DMV-Based Campaign Helped Boost Organ Donations

Illinois offices reached out to reluctant licensees

10/8/2013
More Deaths Among Older People During Economic Upswings: Study

Effect seen in both middle age and retirement in analysis of 19 nations

9/3/2013
Health Tip: Safe Use of a Car Seat

Make sure it's installed properly

8/30/2013
For Teens, Favorite Tunes May Impair Driving

On-road study found they drove more safely with calmer music chosen by others

8/28/2013
Health Tip: Why Should I Stop Driving?

If you have trouble remembering or concentrating

8/24/2013
Expert Tips for School Bus Safety

Parents can do a lot to keep their kids out of harm's way

8/12/2013
ADHD + Texting = Double Trouble for Teen Drivers, Study Finds

One proposed solution: technology that cuts off cellphone when engine is on

7/2/2013
ATV Injuries to Kids on Decline for Now: Study

But experts say all-terrain vehicles are still a big problem for young riders

6/27/2013
Speed a Factor in One-Third of Deadly Crashes Involving Teen Drivers

Report includes tips for parents to promote safer driving

6/20/2013
Music Doesn't Hurt Driving Performance, Study Suggests

Tunes on CD, radio might even boost focus in some situations, researcher says

6/12/2013
Even 'Hands-Free' Devices Unsafe While Driving: Report

They cause mental distraction that can lead to crashes, experts warn

6/4/2013
Summer Deadliest Time of Year for Teen Drivers

Crashes often linked to distracted driving

5/20/2013
Weekend 'Catch-Up' Sleep May Cut Young Drivers' Crash Risk

Study found 21 percent higher chance of accident among those who slept less than 6 hours a night

5/20/2013
5/15/2013
FDA: Lower Ambien's Dose to Prevent Drowsy Driving

Blood levels from nighttime dose of sleep aid can remain too high the next morning, agency says

5/9/2013
Fatal Crashes Involving Cellphone Use May Be Under-Reported

Various factors indicate that phone-related road deaths are underestimated, experts say

5/9/2013
Health Tip: Teach Teens to Drive Defensively

Keep them focused on the road

4/24/2013
Motorcycle Deaths Continue to Climb: Report

Researchers note that improving economy, better weather mean more riders on the road

4/19/2013
Many Parents Text, Phone With Kids in Car: Survey

Work-related calls a priority for nearly one-third polled

4/17/2013
Drunk Driving Not the Only Way Alcohol Leads to Teen Deaths: Study

Two-thirds of underage drinking-related fatalities have nothing to do with a car, MADD reports

4/12/2013
Common Sleep Disorder May Impair Drivers, Research Suggests

Motorists with sleep apnea were more likely to fall asleep at wheel, fail simulated road tests

3/14/2013
American Drivers Phone, Text More Often Than European Motorists

Distracted driving kills more than 3,000 people in U.S. a year, CDC says

3/13/2013
ERs Not Doing Enough to Educate Parents on Car-Seat Safety: Study

Treatment after a crash can be a teachable moment on proper use of passenger restraints

2/7/2013
Older Motorcyclists More Likely to Be Seriously Hurt in Crashes

Number of bikers over age 65 is climbing, as well