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When older adults stop driving, they may experience health declines
In older adults, declining health is a major reason they stop driving. (2016-01-19)
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. (2002-05-09)
Alcohol limit for drink driving should be much lower
The alcohol limit for drink driving should be much lower, argues a researcher in this week's BMJ. (2004-04-08)
Study finds driving speed affected when a driver's mind 'wanders'
Research finds that driving speed fluctuates more when a driver's mind wanders from focusing on the act of driving - and that the outside environment influences how often a driver's mind wanders. (2017-09-28)
People keep driving even when sleepy
People continue to drive even when they know they are sleepy, suggests a large study published on bmj.com today. (2006-06-22)
College students whose friends text and drive more likely to do it too, UMD study shows
Texting while driving is a significant risk factor for automobile collisions, and cell phone use while driving is especially prevalent among young people. (2016-01-19)
Sobering data on student DWI habits
Dr. Edward Adlaf and colleagues present data from the 2001 Ontario Student Drug Use Survey, which indicate that 31.9% of 1846 Ontario students surveyed admitted to being a passenger in a car driven by a drunk driver in 2001. (2003-03-03)
The perils of texting while driving
US research reveals that four out of five 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. (2013-10-11)
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. (2001-05-30)
Hang up the phone, or hang up the keys
In 1997, Drs. Donald Redelmeier and Robert Tibshirani published what has become the most widely cited scientific study on the link between cellular telephones and motor vehicle collisions. (2001-05-28)
Patients should wait 6 to 12 weeks before driving after shoulder surgery
In a new study presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, shoulder replacement patients showed improved driving performance at 12 weeks, with a significant decrease in the number of collisions in the simulated driving course compared to the tests conducted preoperatively and two weeks after surgery. (2014-03-13)
Putting the brakes on distracted driving
If you're still using your mobile phone behind the wheel, University of Alberta sociology researcher Abu Nurullah likely has your number. (2013-05-29)
Driving cessation hinders aging adults' volunteer and work lives, social lives okay in short term
University of Missouri researchers have found that seniors' loss of driving independence negatively affected their ability to work and their volunteerism; however, the adults' social lives were not immediately affected when they stopped driving. (2013-09-17)
Sleep attacks from Parkinson's drugs do exist
Car crashes in patients with Parkinson's disease have been associated with sudden sleep attacks caused by dopamine drugs, but the concept of sleep attacks, and their connection with dopamine drugs, has been disputed. (2002-06-20)
Distracted driving data and laws to prevent it don't match up
More and more states are passing laws to crack down on the use of mobile devices while driving. (2011-06-08)
Spanish doctors more likely to drink and drive
A disturbingly high prevalence of self-reported drinking and driving has been found among Spanish health professionals. (2007-04-11)
Certain type of training can improve driving skills of older adults
Older drivers can see their driving abilities improve by participating in certain types of training that improves the brain's processing speed and how the mind reacts when attention is divided, according to a new study. (2016-04-04)
Unexpected outcomes for elderly couples who stop driving
A University of Missouri researcher has found that even if just one member of a couple stops driving, negative consequences result for both the driver and non-driver. (2015-02-24)
Study shows texting while driving can be deadly
Sending text messages and similar behavior while driving can be deadly, according to research conducted in teens. (2009-05-02)
Helping older drivers: International award for QUT optometry researcher
One of the world's leading experts on visual impairment, aging and driving -- Professor Joanne Wood from QUT, Australia -- has won the 'Nobel Prize' of international optometry, the American Academy of Optometry's 2015 Glenn A. (2015-10-13)
Aging drivers--when it is time to take away the keys
The safety of most older drivers should be a concern to everyone, yet for those seniors who should no longer be behind the wheel asking them to give up their keys is not as easy as it sounds. (2003-05-30)
Driver's eye movements key to controlled curve driving
All drivers know from personal experience that they must keep their eyes on the road when driving through curves. (2013-12-02)
Extended driving impairs nocturnal driving performance
Extended driving at night impairs an individual's driving performance, and should, therefore, be limited. (2008-06-10)
1 in 3 drivers under 'the limit' for alcohol still test positive for drugs
One in three drivers suspected of driving while (2006-12-13)
Sleep apnoea patients more likely to report nodding at the wheel and fail driving simulator tests
People with sleep apnea are more likely to fail a driving simulator test and report nodding whilst driving, according to new research. (2013-04-11)
If you booze, you lose: Even small amount of alcohol affects driving skills
For most drinkers, knowing when to say when occurs a lot quicker than they think. (2002-09-18)
Study correlates driving impairment with Parkinson's disease
A recent study has confirmed what medical professionals and loved ones of people with Parkinson's disease have long feared to be true - the likelihood of a driving mishap increases in direct correlation with Parkinson's disease progression. (2002-12-09)
Patients with head and neck cancer may have impairment of some driving skills
A preliminary study suggests that patients with cancer in the head and neck region may have inferior performance in some driving skills compared with individuals without the disease, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2007-09-17)
Associating your car with your identity can lead to aggressive driving
A new study by a Temple University Fox School of Business professor finds those who view their car as an extension of themselves have stronger aggressive driving tendencies. (2011-10-17)
Why some drivers slow down when using mobile phones: QUT research
With mobile phone distracted driving a growing road safety issue, a QUT study reveals why some drivers slow down when using a mobile phone but others don't. (2017-01-24)
Subclinical epileptic bursts in the brain may affect patients' driving
Epileptic discharges in the brain that are unaccompanied by obvious clinical signs are regarded as subclinical or interictal. (2016-04-07)
Researchers find not all drugs are equal in treating teen drivers with ADHD
Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System have found that teenage drivers with attention deficit hyper activity disorder (ADHD) drive better when they took OROS methylphenidate (OROS MPH), a controlled-release stimulant, rather than extended release amphetamine salts (se-AMPH ER). (2006-09-05)
Young drivers don't see dangers of driving tired: QUT study
Drivers are more likely to get behind the wheel drowsy than drunk despite it being just as dangerous, and the worst offenders are those under 30, a QUT study has found. (2015-10-13)
Clemson and DriveSafety create new driving simulator for rehabilitation
Clemson University researchers, working with simulation technology company DriveSafety, have developed a new driving simulator designed for patient rehabilitation that now is being used at 11 Army, Navy and Veterans Affairs facilities. (2011-07-13)
Good Manners Put The Brakes On "Road Rage"
A major cause of anger while driving is the inconsiderate and discourteous behaviour of other road users - not blatant law- breaking. (1998-06-10)
Machines can learn to respond to new situations like human beings would
How does the image-recognition technology in a self-driving car respond to a blurred shape suddenly appearing on the road? (2016-04-28)
Listening to the radio could impair drivers' concentration
Listening to traffic reports on the radio could be bad for your driving -- you could even miss an elephant standing by the side of the road. (2016-04-28)
Following a friend leads to unsafe driving behavior
A new study inspired by a court case involving a driver seriously hurt in an accident when following another car to a destination, provides evidence to show that the car behind makes risky driving maneuvers. (2017-06-23)
Kellogg researcher helping eye care providers better assess driving in older adults
Drivers over age 65 are the fastest-growing segment of the driving population, and their eye care providers -- ophthalmologists and optometrists -- are playing an increasingly important role in assessing their ability to drive safely. (2011-08-22)
Binge drinkers have a disconnect between assessing their driving abilities and reality
While many people believe that alcohol-impaired drivers are usually alcoholics, in fact, 80 percent of AI incidents are caused by binge drinkers. (2008-05-11)
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