Motor Vehicle Injury Health News

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Article Title
4/12/2010
Docs Issue Guidelines for Drivers With Dementia

Memory test, input from family best gauge for who's no longer safe on the road

3/15/2010
Health Tip: Buying Baby's Car Seat

How to choose a safe one

2/26/2010
More Familiar Roads More Dangerous for Drivers

Study found they showed lower brain activity when on routes they knew well

2/17/2010
More Young Women Driving Drunk

Some blame societal pressures for increase in fatal crashes found in U.S. study

1/26/2010
U.S. Bans Texting by Truck and Bus Drivers

Violators using interstate roadways now subject to fines up to $2,750

1/15/2010
Traffic Crashes Send 3.5 Million to ERs

Of those, 8,000 died in emergency department, federal report shows

1/12/2010
FocusDriven Seeks to Crack Down on Distracted Drivers

Federal government, safety group target use of cell phones and texting devices

12/31/2009
Drinking, Walking on New Year's Eve Risky Business

More pedestrians killed on Jan. 1 than on any other day of the year, research shows

12/21/2009
Texting While Driving Raises Crash Risk Sixfold

While drivers message, distance between cars shrinks and reaction times grow, study finds

11/26/2009
Graduated Driver's Licensing Saves Lives: Study

Three-step process 'keeping teenagers alive and families intact'

11/4/2009
Sleepy Drivers a Menace on the Road

Close to 2 million crashes, close calls linked to drowsy motorists, survey suggests

10/29/2009
Is There a 'Bad Driver' Gene?

1 in 3 people have DNA that may make things tougher behind the wheel, researchers say

9/25/2009
Firm Parents Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Supportive rules reduce crashes, drunk driving and cell phone use on the road: studies

9/21/2009
Immune Cells Offer Hope for Injured Lungs

Discovery in mice shows promise for treating potentially fatal wounds, researchers say

9/11/2009
Traffic Deaths Near Peak in September

School children, wet leaves and deer pose driving challenges this time of year, safety group says

9/11/2009
Young People at High Risk of Death Worldwide

Teens in low- and middle-income countries fare the worst, statistics show

7/22/2009
Health Tip: Stay Safe on Slick Roads

Suggestions for driving in the rain

6/26/2009
Health Tip: Safe Driving at Night

Suggestions to help combat darkness and fatigue

6/15/2009
At U.S. Colleges, Binge Drinking Is on the Rise

Efforts similar to campaign against smoking are needed, expert suggests

6/13/2009
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Tired to Drive

Sleep foundation offers tips on staying alert behind the wheel

5/18/2009
More Faces Being Spared in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Researchers point to safer vehicles as reason for fewer fractures

4/8/2009
Pot-Smoking Drivers Tied to Range of Road Accidents

Study finds third of these risk-takers had been in 1 or more crashes in previous 3 years

3/27/2009
Most Fatalities in Teen Crashes Are Not the Drivers

Stats show safety programs need to be extended to others on road as well, study finds

3/8/2009
Spring Forward? Plan Ahead

Sunday's time change can be easier with some advance preparation

3/5/2009
Older Adults Get Drunk Faster Than Younger Drinkers

Yet most report not feeling impaired, researchers say

2/26/2009
Car-Crash Death Rates Depend on Where You Live in U.S.

Northeast is best, south the worst; men and young adults also more frequent victims

2/5/2009
Spine Injuries a Common Result of Car Crashes

Seat belts and airbags could reduce the risk, study says

2/3/2009
Health Tip: Safe Use of Air Bags

How you and your children should be seated

1/23/2009
Elderly Car Crash Deaths Down in Last Decade

Fatalities have dropped 21%, while population has increased 10%, study finds

1/21/2009
Car Seats Save Young Lives

Chances of dying in a crash drop by three-fourths for infants, study finds

1/12/2009
Nationwide Cell Phone Ban for Drivers Urged

High-tech devices cause distraction and account for more than 500,000 crashes a year, National Safety Council says

11/11/2008
Florida Vision Test Law: Fewer Traffic Deaths Among Elderly

2004 legislation appears responsible, but study finds reasons why are more complex

10/16/2008
Car Surfing Kills Teens

CDC report shows typical victims are males from Midwest, South

9/30/2008
Traffic Deaths Spike on Election Day

But it's not an excuse to avoid voting for president, researcher says

8/30/2008
Sleepy Drivers Are Dangerous Drivers

On holiday weekend, experts note vision problems, fatigue as deadly as bad road conditions, drunk driving

8/28/2008
Bunion Surgery Patients Need 6 Weeks Before Driving

Study finds reaction, brake response times were better than they had been before procedure

8/21/2008
Text-Messaging Injuries Blamed on Distraction

Inattentiveness contacting others can lead to injuries, death while walking or driving

7/28/2008
Researchers Map America's Deadliest Roads

Online satellite imagery also provides crash data in public policy effort to boost safety

7/1/2008
Tough Underage Drinking Laws Saving Lives

Study finds raising drinking age, cracking down on fake IDs mean fewer fatalities on the road

6/27/2008
5/12/2008
New MRI Technique Detects Subtle Brain Injuries

Changes in water around cells associated with how much patients improved over time

4/11/2008
Kids With Cell Phones Not as Safe Crossing Streets

Study found those who were distracted by conversation had higher risk of being hit

4/3/2008
Alcoholics Not to Blame for All Drunk Driving Cases

CDC study found almost half just occasionally had too much

4/2/2008
Seat Belt Use by Pregnant Women Could Save 200 Fetuses a Year

Those in car crashes where baby is injured or dies are unbelted 62% of the time

4/1/2008
U.N. Seeks to Curb World's Traffic Deaths

Someone is killed or badly injured every six seconds, experts say

3/5/2008
Teen Passengers at Higher Death Risk in Car Crashes

Not wearing seat belts and young drivers are prime reasons why, study finds

3/3/2008
Americans Sleepier Than Ever

But new poll shows two-thirds just accept it and do best to cope

2/6/2008
Health Tip: Am I Getting Too Old to Drive?

Signs that you shouldn't get behind the wheel

1/14/2008
Health Tip: Cell Phone Safety

Be careful on the road

8/30/2007
Whiplash May Result in Delayed Jaw Pain

Trauma patients 5 times more likely to suffer facial dysfunction after a crash