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Many patients who resume driving after head injury may not be fit to drive
Many patients who return to driving after traumatic brain injury report problems which can significantly affect their ability to drive, finds a study in Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. During a two and a half year period, 563 adults with traumatic brain injury were referred to one of 10 rehabilitation units in England. Patients and their families were interviewed around 3 to 6... View News Article (2001-05-30)


Sleepy drivers are eight times more likely to crash
Driving while feeling sleepy, driving after five hours or less of sleep, and driving between 2am and 5am are all associated with a substantial increase in the risk of a car crash resulting in serious injury or death, finds a study in this week’s BMJ. Researchers identified 571 car drivers or passengers who were admitted to hospital or died as a result of a car crash in the Auckland region... View News Article (2002-05-07)


Driving Diaries for Elderly Drivers
The role of self-monitoring one's own driving behaviours by keeping a Driving Diary, as a way of increasing self-awareness was explored by a study carried out by Eleni Karagiannidou, University of Strathclyde, and presented on Saturday 23 November 2002, at the British Psychological Society's Scottish Branch Annual Conference, held in Perth. View News Article (2002-11-13)


The perils of texting while driving
US research reveals that 4 out of 5 college student drivers have used their cell phones to send or receive text messages while driving despite the majority recognizing that the activity represents a risk. View News Article (2013-10-15)


Parents part of problem in distracted teen driving, study finds
Parents play a direct role in distracted teen driving, with more than half of teens talking on cellphones with their mother or father while driving, according to new research presented at the American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention. View News Article (2014-08-08)


Parkinson disease can lead to errors on driving test
People with Parkinson disease were more likely to make more safety mistakes during a driving test than people with no neurological disorders, according to a study published in the November 28, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. View News Article (2006-11-28)


Commercial Driving Not Linked To Permanent Back Injury
Authors of a study published on THE LANCET's website-www.thelancet.com-provide new evidence to suggest that the risk of permanent back injury is not increased among occupational drivers. Back problems are reported more by occupational drivers than by any other occupational group. One explanation is that whole-body vibration caused by the vehicle leads to accelerated disc degeneration,... View News Article (2002-10-11)


Geometry affects drift and diffusion across entropic barriers
An understanding of particle diffusion in the presence of constrictions is essential in fields as diverse as drug delivery, cellular biology, nanotechnology, materials engineering, and spread of pollutants in the soil. View News Article (2010-06-16)


Road Deaths - Does The Charge Fit The Crime?
Allegations that in cases of road death the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) tends to be guilty of "undercharging" were not borne out by recent research at the University of Leicester. View News Article (2005-04-06)


Handsfree mobile phone is no safer in traffic
A VTI study performed in the driving simulator shows that using a mobile phone with a handsfree kit is no safer in traffic than using a hand-held mobile phone. View News Article (2004-09-13)

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