Motor Vehicle Injury Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
4/19/2004
ATV Alert

Children under 16 shouldn't operate these vehicles

4/14/2004
Cognitive Damage From Drinking Lingers

Problems continue even after motor function returns to normal, study found

4/6/2004
Many Parents Flunk Car Safety When It Comes to Kids

The problem: They don't know how to properly use safety restraints

3/18/2004
Cirrhosis Can Impair Driving Ability

Some with liver disease have brain dysfunction, shouldn't be behind the wheel

3/4/2004
Education Fails to Cut Older Drivers' Crash Rates

Safety program showed no effect on actual collision rates for high-risk group

3/1/2004
Toddlers Face Injury Risk in Shield-Type Car Seats

Experts urge parents to stick to strap-in models instead

2/10/2004
Cell Phone Driving Bans Don't Always Work

They have to be buttressed by education and enforcement

1/26/2004
Tests Tell When Alzheimer's Patients Should Stop Driving

They include simulations and measures of spatial relationships

1/20/2004
Study Urges Everyone in Vehicle to Buckle Up

Unbelted riders become missiles, raising death risk

1/2/2004
Tire Check

Grooves should be 3/16-inch deep

12/30/2003
Keep the Holidays Safe -- and Sober

Alcohol-related highway deaths soar this time of year

12/23/2003
Sober Holidays, Safe Holidays

Campaign focuses on threat posed by drunk or drugged drivers

12/23/2003
'You Never Forget'

A woman rebuilds a life shattered by a drunk driver

12/19/2003
Snowmobile Deaths Increase in New England

Carelessness, inexperience, drinking blamed

12/18/2003
Heigh-Ho! Silver Cars Are Safer

Study finds car crashes aren't color-blind

12/17/2003
Alcohol Isn't Your Friend in Car Crashes

Having it in your system decreases your body's ability to withstand forces of impact

12/10/2003
Using Virtual Reality for Car Crash Traumas

Driving simulator may help survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder

12/8/2003
PTSD Not Just for War Survivors

Auto accident victims increasingly diagnosed with it

11/19/2003
Backseat Rider

A safety guide for motorcycle passengers

10/26/2003
How Old is Too Old to Drive?

AMA urges doctors to help make the call

10/13/2003
Study: Child Restraints on Planes Would Backfire

Finds more would die by switching to less-safe car travel

10/7/2003
The Long and Winding Road

Tips to combat driver fatigue

9/26/2003
Drowsy Driver

Some signs you should pull over

9/22/2003
Driver's Ed Gets an 'F'

Courses do little to reduce accidents or deaths, study claims

8/29/2003
U.S. Pedestrians, Cyclists Tempting Fate -- or Worse

Both pursuits are much safer in Europe, new research says

8/5/2003
Type 1 Diabetics at Risk of Car Accidents

Fluctuating blood sugar levels to blame, study says

8/1/2003
Moms-to-Be: Buckle Up

Seat belts can prevent accident-related problems for mother, child

6/30/2003
Mental Tasks Distract Drivers

Spanish study finds math calculations, for instance, affect your road awareness

6/30/2003
Street Smarts

Teach your kids road safety

6/26/2003
Traffic Tickets Save Lives

Fatality rate drops 35% in month after conviction

6/24/2003
Airbags Are No Big Risk to Eyes

Finnish study finds injury rate is low

6/21/2003
Wet Weather Driving Calls for Special Care

Problems can include reduced visibility, hydroplaning, skids

6/3/2003
Study Boosts Case for Booster Seats

Finds 60% cut in crash injuries and almost none from seat belts

5/28/2003
'Talking Windshields' May Cut Down on Car Crashes

Alternative to cell phones may be safer, British researchers say

5/23/2003
Be Sure to 'Click It' This Holiday Weekend

12,000 law-enforcement agencies launch seatbelt campaign

5/5/2003
Study: Mandatory Reporting of Seizures Backfires

Most patients say they'd stop driving on own if seizure occurred

5/1/2003
Quake Warning System May Buy Precious Time

It can sound alarm up to 40 seconds before ground moves

4/22/2003
Old and Young Vulnerable to Pedestrian Accidents

Report finds alarmingly high rate of alcohol, hit-and-runs

4/14/2003
Feeling No Pain, Huh?

Risk of auto accident injury rises when you drink

4/7/2003
Confusion Leads to Underuse of Booster Seats

Many parents think their children are too big

4/4/2003
Kids at Greatest Risk in SUV Rollovers

More likely to suffer death or injury than in car rollovers

3/27/2003
When You Don't Snooze, You Lose

Sleep deprivation sneaks up without you knowing it

3/16/2003
ATVs Are Not for Everyone

Family fun or dangerous ride?

3/3/2003
Installing a Safety Seat? It's Not Child's Play

Complicated instructions leave many adults in the dark

2/18/2003
How to Boost Booster Seat Use

Program greatly increases car safety measure

1/28/2003
Cell Phones: Hands-Free Not Risk-Free

Use of phones while driving cuts attention, response time

1/22/2003
Motorists Big Losers on Super Bowl Sunday

Car crashes -- even traffic fatalities -- up after the telecast

12/20/2002
Study Finds Cars Relatively Safe in Tornadoes

Not ideal, but better than trailer homes

12/5/2002
Fatal Crashes Involving Alcohol Resurge Among Young

Report sees bump in road after solid decrease over 20 years

11/12/2002
Car Seats and Kids

A safety checklist