Motor Vehicle Injury Health News

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10/20/2011
Car Crash Injury Risk Greater for Women Drivers: Study

Their smaller size, preferred seating posture may make them more vulnerable

10/20/2011
Teen Drivers Prone to 'G-Force' Errors, Researchers Say

Sudden braking, high-speed turns and other common mistakes contribute to higher crash rate

10/17/2011
Fewer Than Half of Kids Hurt in Car Crashes Wearing Seat Belts

Black, Hispanic and Native American children less likely to buckle up, study says

10/17/2011
Health Tip: Don't Drive When Drowsy

Signs it's time to stop for a rest

10/14/2011
Teen Crash Risk High in First Month of Driving, Study Finds

Speeding, inattention, failing to yield are most common mistakes, research shows

10/12/2011
Pot Smoking May More Than Double Crash Risk

Driving dangers rise as marijuana potency and frequency increase, study finds

10/9/2011
Number of U.S. Kids Injured on Halloween Is Scary

Children at 4 times the risk of being hit by a car on Oct. 31 than any other night, experts warn

10/6/2011
10/1/2011
Keep Kids in Rear-Facing Car Seats Until Age 2

Many parents think the first birthday is time to face front, but experts say it's safer to wait

9/13/2011
Driving Restrictions Help Prevent Deadly Crashes Among 16-Year-Olds

But 18-year-olds don't fare as well, study finds

9/2/2011
Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown Planned

Expect to see police out in full force nationwide, federal officials say

7/28/2011
Speed Cameras Save Lives, Money: Study

Researchers in Spain find the cameras are a cost effective means of accident prevention

7/25/2011
Kids With ADHD Less Adept at Crossing the Street: Study

They may look both ways, but leave too little time to cross safely

7/18/2011
Kids Fare Better in Crashes When Grandparents Driving: Study

Children could be even safer if older drivers knew more about using safety seats

7/12/2011
Health Tip: Insufficient Sleep Can Be Dangerous

Here's how it affects your health

7/8/2011
Golf-Cart Head Injuries on the Upswing, Study Finds

Researchers surprised to find alcohol involved in many cases

6/30/2011
One-Third of Undergrads Admit Using Phone 'Apps' While Driving

Safety expert calls survey findings astounding

6/24/2011
Even One Glass of Beer, Wine Boosts Car Crash Risk: Study

'Buzzed' drivers more likely to speed, neglect seat-belts and be in the striking vehicle, results show

6/24/2011
Drug Use May Play Role in 25% of Driver Deaths, Study Finds

Cocaine, amphetamines and pot each accounted for one-quarter of positive tests in victims

6/10/2011
Distracted Driving May Be Rising Despite State Laws

Compiling, comparing legislation might help find best way to curb texting, talking, researchers say

5/3/2011
Bright Side of Paying More at the Pump? Fewer Car Crashes

Mississippi study reports link between higher gas prices and drop in drunken-driving accidents

5/1/2011
More Than Half of Kids in Car Seats Have Unbuckled Themselves, Survey Finds

And 75% of those children were 3 or younger, researchers added

4/12/2011
Driver Errors Explain Most Teen Crashes, Experts Say

Inexperience, not reckless driving, causes most collisions, study finds

3/21/2011
Chronic Pain Often Follows Car Crash: Study

Compared with other traumatic events, traffic accidents most likely to trigger risk, research finds

3/11/2011
Fans of Winning Teams Linked to Fatal Crashes

Close score may spur aggressive, testosterone-fueled driving, researchers suggest

3/10/2011
Elderly Tend to Drive Slower to Make Up for Reaction Time

Narrowed field of vision limits ability to detect potential pedestrian hazards, experts say

3/8/2011
Lab-Grown Urethra Used to Replace Damaged Tube

Tissue engineering creates longer-lasting replacement for urinary tract injury, study finds

2/22/2011
Car Ignition 'Interlocks' Thwart Alcohol-Impaired Drivers

In a review of such programs, CDC found a 67% drop among motorists re-arrested for drunk driving

2/15/2011
Motorcycle Helmets Help Protect Against Spine Injury: Study

Researchers debunk myth that weight of head protection puts neck at risk in crash

1/25/2011
Some Older Drivers' Vision Problems Different Than Thought

May be too aware of background movement, rather than have reduced vision, study finds

1/13/2011
Health Disparities Persist in U.S., Report Shows

Income, gender and race still influence health status, CDC data finds

12/31/2010
Holiday Drinking Raises Death Toll on U.S. Roads, Experts Warn

Traffic fatalities due to impaired driving jump from 28% to 40% over Christmas, New Year's

12/30/2010
ER Visits by Underage Drinkers Spike on New Year's

Adults urged to talk to kids about dangers of alcohol use at this time of year

12/12/2010
Critter Crossings Improve Highway Safety, Study Finds

Wildlife underpasses shown to reduce animal-vehicle collisions

12/9/2010
40 Million in U.S. Driving Drunk or Drugged

Most are aged 16 to 25, a new federal study finds

11/30/2010
Kids Can't Accurately Judge Speed of Approaching Cars: Study

Young children can't tell the speed of a vehicle 5 seconds away and moving faster than 20 mph

11/24/2010
Holiday Drinking Can Kill, Experts Warn

Drunk-driving accidents, heart problems, home injuries are preventable, say U.S. emergency doctors

11/21/2010
Behavior Disorders Boost Crash Risk for Teen Boys: Study

ADHD drivers face similar risks as epilepsy patients and are urged to take steps to avoid accidents

10/23/2010
Airbags Protect Kidneys in Car Crashes, Study Finds

Findings are surprising and suggest additional research could reveal more benefits, researcher says

10/21/2010
Fatal Crashes Involving Teens Continue Decline: CDC

Parental involvement, graduated licensing programs save lives, report says

10/15/2010
More U.S. Kids Getting Hurt Using All-Terrain Vehicles

30% of those hospitalized suffered traumatic brain injury, researchers found

10/6/2010
Motorcycles Safer Than All-Terrain Vehicles in Off-Road Crashes

Victims in ATVs more likely to die of their injuries, study finds

9/23/2010
Booze Tax Hikes May Reduce Alcohol-Related Problems

Higher costs have even greater impact than drinking prevention programs, analysis finds

9/23/2010
Texting Taking a Deadly Toll on Roads

Cell phone use sends distracted driving fatalities soaring, U.S. report finds

8/20/2010
Judging When Alcohol's Effects Wear Off Not Easy, Study Finds

Driving skills still impaired after drinkers think they're sober, research shows

7/10/2010
Parents Urged to Enforce Proper Use of Child Safety Seats

Strict adherence to guidelines essential to help prevent disability, death, doctor says

7/5/2010
City Cycling Seems to Have More Upsides Than Down

Parking the car, hopping on a bike helps health and environment, study finds

6/9/2010
Early School Start Times Raise Risk of Teen Car Crashes

When high school classes began later, number of accidents dropped, study found

5/29/2010
'Click It or Ticket' Coming to a Seat Belt Checkpoint Near You

National safety campaign will be in full force through June 6 to try to stem vehicular deaths

5/5/2010
Car Crashes Leading Cause of Teen Deaths in U.S.

But CDC report finds murder, suicide and illnesses also kill many teens