Motor Vehicle Injury Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

7/2/2007
Health Tip: Driving in the Rain

Suggestions to prevent accidents

6/12/2007
6/11/2007
Health Tip: Stay Awake Behind the Wheel

Start your trip well rested, and take frequent breaks

5/17/2007
Air Bags Dangerous for Tall, Small People: Study

A second study finds that women are engaging in increasingly risky driving

5/3/2007
Health Tip: Symptoms of Whiplash

Condition typically stems from a car accident

4/25/2007
Health Tip: Using Car Seats

Make sure your child is properly restrained

4/20/2007
Health Tip: When the Elderly Should Stop Driving

How to discuss the issue with a loved one

3/7/2007
Booster Seat Laws Keep Kids Safe

More youngsters are being properly restrained to prevent injury, researchers say

2/16/2007
Airbag Deployment Could Cause Permanent Hearing Loss: Study

17% face increased risk, especially with windows rolled down, researchers find

12/27/2006
TV Misses Mark on Seat Belt, Helmet Use

Prime-time programs under-represent Americans' safety behaviors, study says

12/27/2006
Seasonal Demands Put Drivers at Risk

Sleep association warns motorists to stay alert behind the wheel

12/7/2006
Parents Key to Protecting Teen Drivers: Experts

Set limits on kids driving with friends or at night, pediatric group advises

10/4/2006
Sunday Blue Laws Limit Alcohol-Related Crashes, Deaths

When New Mexico repealed its ban, traffic deaths rose 42 percent, study found

9/8/2006
Driver's-License Limits Reduce Teen Crashes

Study of California law reveals 23 percent drop in accidents with 16-year-olds

8/4/2006
Returning to the Road Can Be a Long Haul

But with help, the disabled find ways to drive again safely

7/13/2006
Technology Targets Drunk Drivers

New devices should help combat threat posed by too much alcohol, experts say

6/30/2006
More Bars Mean More Assaults

The greater the neighborhood outlets selling alcohol, the more violence, study finds

3/24/2006
Whites More Likely to Die in Car Crashes

They're at 50% higher risk, and researchers don't know why

1/21/2006
Snowmobiles Pose Risks for Children

Head and bone injuries, cuts are typical injuries, study finds

1/9/2006
Health Tip: Steer Clear of Trucks

Don't neglect defensive driving habits

1/6/2006
Health Tip: Avoid Driveway Accidents

Never leave keys in the ignition

12/30/2005
The Best New Year's Resolution: Don't Drink and Drive

Alcohol-related traffic deaths spike this time of year, experts say

12/1/2005
Car Crashes Kill Many More People Than Terrorism

In the U.S. alone, the toll is 400 times higher, report says

11/1/2005
Health Tip: Kids and ATVs Don't Mix

All-terrains should only be used by people 16 and older

6/28/2005
Health Tip: Fighting Driver Fatigue

How to stay awake on the road

6/22/2005
Health Tip: Defeating Drowsy Driving

Some signs you should pull over

6/6/2005
Air Bags Pose Risks to Kids as Old as 14

Age, not size, seems to determine vulnerability, study finds

2/2/2005
July Fourth Most Dangerous Day on U.S. Roads

Holiday has highest average death toll of any day of the year

1/28/2005
Seatbelts Save Police Officers' Lives, Too

Those who don't wear them 2.6 times more likely to die in crash

12/28/2004
First Snowfall Most Perilous for Drivers

Crash rate higher than in subsequent snowy days

12/21/2004
Here's to a Safe -- and Sober -- Holiday

Drunk drivers kill 17,000 Americans every year, experts say

12/3/2004
Study Turns Heads on Whiplash Risk

Looking left or right cuts injuries in rear-end crash

11/5/2004
Truckers Struggle With Sleep Problems

Have high rates of excessive fatigue, increased accident risk, Australian study finds

10/29/2004
Traffic Accidents Hurt Productivity

Seatbelts could cut down on work days lost after crashes, study says

9/10/2004
Teen Driver's License Ups Chances of Drug Abuse

Study finds being away from adult supervision can lead to trouble

9/2/2004
U.S. Report: Injuries Kill 18 People an Hour

CDC study finds problem widespread and across all age groups

7/30/2004
Brain Injuries Tied to Lack of Side Air Bags

Study makes case for protection in broadside crashes

7/22/2004
Health Tip: Motorcycle Safety

Suggestions for novices and experts

7/9/2004
Online Tips for Older Drivers

Web site lets seniors guage their ability to be safe on the road

6/11/2004
French Crash Rates Linked to Ticket-Fixing

Common use of 'connections' connected to high number of traffic accidents

6/4/2004
New Restraints Could Cushion Crash Impact

Vest and harness system may offer improved protection on road

6/1/2004
5/31/2004
Kids' Use of Bike Helmets, Seatbelts Less Than Parents Think

Study of fourth and fifth graders shows gap between reality and perception.

5/18/2004
Helmets a Must on Motorcycles

Study says they saved 692 lives in 2002

5/3/2004
Stopping Sleep Apnea Would Make Roads Safer

Study: Therapy could prevent hundreds of traffic deaths each year