Motor Vehicle Injury Health News

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1/30/2013
Health Tip: Wear Your Seat Belt When Pregnant

It will protect both you and your unborn baby, doctors say

1/24/2013
Drivers' Attitudes While Learning May Predict Future Road Performance

Study ties early views on unsafe behaviors to speeding tickets later

1/22/2013
Obese Drivers May Be More Likely to Die in Car Crashes

Seat belt positioning could be one reason, study authors say

1/16/2013
Top Road Rage Triggers: Cutting In, Weaving

Anger involved in nearly half of all collisions, researchers say

1/14/2013
Safer Roads Near Schools May Mean Fewer Kids Struck by Cars

After traffic changes were made at NYC schools, child injuries dropped 44 percent, study found

1/10/2013
FDA: Lower Ambien's Dose to Prevent Drowsy Driving

Blood levels from nighttime dose remain too high the next morning, agency says

1/3/2013
Many Americans Drive While Drowsy: Report

1 in 25 reports falling asleep at the wheel, CDC says

12/27/2012
Males Struck by Cars Die More Often Than Females: Study

Researchers wonder if risky behaviors influence death rates

12/14/2012
Mind Wandering Drives Up Crash Rate

Distracting thoughts account for significant proportion of collisions, study says

12/13/2012
Texting While Walking May Be as Dangerous as Texting While Driving

Study found many use cell phones when crossing streets, which puts them at risk for accidents

11/15/2012
More Americans Buckling Up Than Ever Before: Report

Overall seat belt use hits 86 percent nationwide, most dramatic increases seen in southern states

11/1/2012
Identifying Teen Drivers Curbs Crashes in N.J., Study Finds

Decal law also helps police enforce regulations, researchers say

10/16/2012
Pain Level After Car Crash Could Depend on Your Genes, Studies Say

Findings might lead to better treatment for people with less obvious injuries

10/2/2012
Many Pedestrians Hit By Cars Are Distracted By Mobile Devices

The problem is much more common among children, teens

10/2/2012
Drinking, Driving Drops by Half Among Teens: CDC

But almost 1 million a month still do, agency says

9/26/2012
Telling Patients When They're Unfit to Drive Cuts Crashes: Study

But people may resent the advice and limit visits with their physician

9/20/2012
Suicide Now Kills More Americans Than Car Crashes: Study

Prevention efforts lowered traffic fatalities, more attention needed for suicide, experts say

9/13/2012
Psych, Sleep Meds May Affect Driving

Psychotropic drugs alter brain functioning, raise crash risk, researchers say

9/9/2012
Put Traffic Safety on Back-to-School 'To-Do' List: Experts

Kids, whether traveling by bus, bike, car or foot, should be taught how to avoid accidents

8/31/2012
U.S. Military Seeks to Reduce Humvee Crash Injuries

Motor vehicle accidents, many in Humvees, account for nearly a third of personnel deaths

8/7/2012
Few Follow Car Safety Guidelines for Kids, Study Finds

Common problems include lack of proper restraints, youngsters sitting in front seat

7/24/2012
Adding More Neurosurgeons Could Cut Traffic Deaths: Study

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among people aged 34 and younger

7/19/2012
Fatal Car Crashes Less Likely in Major Cities, CDC Study Finds

Urban sprawl may be a factor in higher crash death rates in metro areas in the South, researchers say

7/11/2012
Drive-Through Flu Shot a Safe Bet: Study

Fears of fainting, car crashes unfounded, researchers found

7/3/2012
Some Crash-Avoidance Systems May Work Better Than Others

Autonomous braking and adaptive headlights provide the biggest benefits, study says

6/15/2012
State Laws Cut Teen Drinking and Driving, Large Study Shows

Graduated licensing and use-alcohol-and-lose laws have made a big difference

6/14/2012
Motorcycle Helmet Laws Save Lives and Dollars: CDC

Yet, states are repealing these laws, experts warn

6/9/2012
Sleepy Hospital Workers a Danger on the Road: Study

Working the night shift compromises their driving ability on the way home, researchers say

6/7/2012
1 in 3 Teens Admits to Texting While Driving

On the plus side, many more young motorists buckle up, drive sober now than before, CDC says

6/5/2012
Lifespan Gap Shrinks Between Whites, Blacks

Still, report shows about a 4 to 5.5 year difference in U.S.

5/15/2012
Health Tip: Put the Brakes on Drowsy Driving

If your eyelids are heavy, it's time to pull over

5/4/2012
Obese Drivers Less Likely to Buckle Up: Study

Morbidly obese people also are more likely than normal-weight people to die in car crashes

4/30/2012
Cellphones, Texting Put Teen Drivers in Danger, Studies Show

One study -- using car simulators -- indicates phone use hazardous no matter where it's held

4/23/2012
Stricter Seat Belt Laws Get Teens to Buckle Up, Study Shows

In states where police can stop and ticket unbelted vehicle occupants, more high schoolers 'click it'

4/20/2012
Long MP3 Playlists Lead to Distracted Drivers

When searching for songs, drivers in a simulator took their eyes off the road for too long, study finds

4/10/2012
Tax Day May Drive Up Fatal Crash Rates

But expert notes study finding doesn't make it clear whether stress causes the spike

4/3/2012
Young Women Who Drink and Drive at Higher Risk of Fatal Accident

Risk now matches that for young male drivers who drink, researchers say

3/26/2012
Teen Girl Drivers Likelier to Use Electronic Devices: Study

In-car videos showed more girls using cellphones, grooming, eating behind the wheel

2/22/2012
Health Tip: Be a Responsible Driver

Follow these safety precautions

2/16/2012
U.S. Teen Driving Deaths Up: Report

Fatalities for 16- and 17-year-olds rose 11 percent in 2011, the first increase in years

2/10/2012
Pot Use Could Double Risk of Car Crash, Research Shows

No reliable roadside test available to identify drugged drivers, experts say

2/2/2012
Health Tip: Talk to Teens About Distracted Driving

Help keep them safe behind the wheel

1/29/2012
Teen Driver's Friends Can Be Dangerous Distraction, Studies Find

And certain young drivers are more apt to cruise around in a crowd

1/12/2012
Little Known About How Autism Affects Teen Drivers: Researchers

Communication and motor skill impairments may influence driving skills, experts say

12/28/2011
States Crack Down on Drunk Drivers This Holiday Season

New Year's Day is among the five deadliest days on U.S. roads, sobering research shows

12/28/2011
12/20/2011
Driving Isn't An Issue for Most People With Diabetes

American Diabetes Association warns against blanket driving restrictions, recommends individual assessments

12/14/2011
Drunk Driving-Related Deaths Surge During the Holidays

Alcohol affects coordination and judgment long before people appear to be intoxicated, experts say

12/13/2011
U.S. Safety Board Urges Nationwide Ban on Drivers' Use of Cellphones

Recent texting-linked tragedy in Missouri points to the need for national approach, board says

12/9/2011
Health Tip: Should You Still Be Driving?

Older people need to evaluate their skills, experts say