Seat Belts Health News

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8/30/2018
7/22/2016
Face-Saving Devices: Seat Belts and Air Bags

Using both dramatically reduces risk of fractures, study finds

7/6/2016
U.S. Car Crash Deaths Down, But Still Surpass Other Nations

Decline of 31 percent lowest among 20 countries studied

11/27/2015
Buckle Up in the Backseat, Experts Advise

About 400 deaths a year might be prevented if more people wore rear seatbelts

3/3/2015
Crashes Cause Majority of Deaths for Truck Drivers

U.S. government report finds 1 in 3 who died weren't wearing seat belts

5/16/2014
Seat Belts, Air Bags May Save Your Kidneys

Car safety devices reduce risk of serious kidney injury by about one-quarter, study finds

5/5/2014
In Crashes That Kill Children, It's Their Driver Who's Often Drunk

Finding highlights need for additional penalties for those convicted of drunk driving with a child passenger, MADD says

5/13/2013
Nearly Half of High Schoolers Text While Driving: Survey

Those teens also more prone to drunk driving, results show

5/6/2013
Many Parents Texting, Phoning While Driving Their Kids: Survey

Cell phone chats most common, but distractions also include grooming, Web surfing and child care

4/4/2013
Fewer U.S. Teens Dying in Teen-Driver Crashes

Risky rider behavior and passenger fatalities have lessened, but texting and speeding remain deadly habits, report says

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

5/22/2012
Injury-Linked Deaths Vary Widely Among States

Report finds too few states require proven safety policies that would save lives

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

12/2/2011
Kids of All Weights Benefit From Car Seats

Even overweight children safer when using the correct seat for their height and weight, study finds

11/18/2011
Ill-Fitting Children's Seat Belts Common in U.S., Study Finds

Improper fit can result in serious injury, safety experts warn

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

10/1/2011
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

3/21/2011
Keep Kids in Rear-Facing Car Seats Until 2, Experts Say

Pediatricians' group says positioning kids longer in this way is safer

1/4/2011
Six Out of 7 Drivers Use Seat Belts: CDC

But stronger laws needed in some states to get scofflaws to buckle up, save lives, report suggests

12/22/2009
Airbags Appear Safe for Pregnant Women

Risks without devices far outweigh possible complications, experts 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

5/15/2009
Improper Use of Booster Seats Puts Many Kids at Risk

Study finds most booster seats are installed incorrectly or misused

6/6/2006
Safety Seats Get Nod Over Belt Use Alone

Study showed 21% reduction in the risk of death for children in crashes

7/29/2005
Health Tip: Old Enough for a Seat Belt?

When your child is ready to leave the booster seat

12/19/2003
From Booster To Seat Belt

How to know when to make the switch

1/21/2003
Saving Face

Seatbelts and airbags reduce risk of facial fractures

11/5/2001
Kids Soon May Need Own Seats on Planes

FAA intends to require safety seats, too

10/12/2001
Twilight Heightens Deer Collisions

Accident rate 30 times higher in the afterglow of day, new research finds

5/21/2001
Belting Down the Highway

Buckling up definitely the ticket to cutting auto deaths and injuries, particularly for kids