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Road deaths almost 400 times greater than those from international terrorism
The death toll from car crashes in developed countries is almost 400 times greater than the number of deaths caused by international terrorism, reports a study in the latest issue of Injury Prevention. (2005-11-30)
Alcohol implicated in rising toll of fatal car crashes involving young women drivers
Alcohol is an increasingly important factor in the rising toll of fatal car crashes involving young women drivers in the US, indicates research published in Injury Prevention. (2010-02-17)
Cannabis almost doubles risk of fatal crashes
Driving under the influence of cannabis almost doubles the risk of a fatal road crash, finds a study published online by the BMJ today. (2005-12-01)
Sleep apnea patients have greatly increased risk of severe car crashes
People with obstructive sleep apnea have a markedly increased risk of severe motor vehicle crashes involving personal injury, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference, on Sunday, May 20. (2007-05-20)
Child safety seats reduce risk of death in crashes more than seat belts alone
Young children involved in car crashes may have a greater chance of survival if secured in a child restraint system, such as a safety seat than if buckled only in a seat belt, according to an article in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2006-06-05)
Effects Of Maine's 0.05% Legal Blood Alcohol Level For Drivers With DWI Convictions
In the six-year period after the state of Maine reduced the legal blood alcohol limit (BAL) from 0.10% to 0.05% for people with prior DWI (driving while intoxicated) convictions, the proportion of fatal car crashes involving such drivers was reduced by 25% in comparison to the six-year period prior to the law's adoption. (1998-09-09)
Up in smoke or bottoms up: How policy could affect substance abuse
Half of young drivers who died in car crashes in American states such as California, Hawaii and West Virginia were under the influence of either alcohol or marijuana, or both. (2015-01-12)
US pedestrian wheelchair users third more likely to die in car crashes than general public
Pedestrian wheelchair users in the US are a third more likely to be killed in road traffic collisions than the general public, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2015-11-19)
Fatal crashes in the US: Fewer Canadian drivers under the influence
Alcohol-related fatal motor vehicle crashes in the US are much lower among drivers with Canadian licenses than drivers with US or Mexican licenses. (2011-10-18)
Don't be tempted to buy your teen a cheap (old) car, parents warned
Almost half of teen drivers killed on US roads in the past few years were driving vehicles that were 11 or more years old, and often lacking key safety features, reveals research published online in Injury Prevention. (2014-12-18)
Stronger drunk driving laws lead to safer roads: Study
Changes to British Columbia's laws against driving while impaired have reduced fatal crashes as well as ambulance calls and hospital admissions resulting from motor vehicle crashes, a new University of British Columbia study finds. (2014-08-15)
Night driving restriction reduces young driver crashes
Restricting teenagers from driving unsupervised at night, and introducing strict penalties and other licensing requirements, could reduce crashes significantly, according to research. (2015-06-16)
Front-seat passengers five times more likely to die if rear-seat passengers do not wear seat belts
A Japanese study published as a research letter in this week's issue of THE LANCET estimates that around 80% of deaths from front-seat car passengers could be prevented if rear-seat passengers wore seat belts. (2002-01-03)
Penn study links recession recovery, increase in commercial truck fatalities
New findings by grad student Monica He of the University of Pennsylvania reveal unexpected health consequences of economic recovery on fatalities involving large, commercial vehicles. (2016-07-11)
Significant reduction seen in fatal car crashes after an increase in alcohol taxes
Increasing state alcohol taxes could prevent thousands of deaths a year from car crashes, say University of Florida Health researchers, who found alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes decreased after taxes on beer, wine and spirits went up in Illinois. (2015-03-31)
Researchers see significant reduction in fatal car crashes after increase in alcohol taxes
Increasing state alcohol taxes could prevent thousands of deaths a year from car crashes, say University of Florida Health researchers, who found alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes decreased after taxes on beer, wine and spirits went up in Illinois. (2015-03-31)
Women Not Neccessarily Better Drivers Than Men
Although men are three times more likely than women to be killed in car crashes, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health have found that, when the total numbers of crashes are considered, female drivers are involved in slightly more crashes than men. (1998-06-15)
One in one hundred babies in the US are involved in a car crash while in the womb
One in 100 babies born in the United States will have been involved in a police-reported car crash while in the womb, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Injury Research and Control (CIRCL) report, published in today's Injury Prevention, a publication of the British Medical Journal Publishing Group. (2002-09-15)
Study finds young driver's gender linked to crash type, injury severity
A study finds that gender differences do exist in young drivers when it comes to safety. (2014-08-26)
Mandatory alcohol testing for truck and bus drivers reduces alcohol involvement in fatal crashes
Mandatory alcohol testing programs for truck and bus drivers have contributed to a significant reduction in alcohol involvement in fatal crashes. (2009-09-11)
Drunken driving costs and risk measured more accurately by economists
Drunk drivers are at least 13 times more likely to cause a fatal crash than sober drivers, according to a new study by Steven Levitt, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and Jack Porter, Professor of Economics at Harvard University. (2001-12-19)
A car's middle back seat may be least desirable, but it's the safest
In a full car, some poor soul is relegated to the middle of the back seat, the least desirable, most uncomfortable, most (2006-06-27)
Passenger car drivers are more likely to die in crashes with SUVs, regardless of crash ratings
Most consumers who are shopping for a new car depend on good crash safety ratings as an indicator of how well the car will perform in a crash. (2013-05-14)
Fatigue is an important factor in serious road crashes
Fatigue, especially when combined with alcohol, presents a particularly high risk of road crashes resulting in death or serious injury, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2001-04-05)
Young women at growing risk of drunk-driving crashes
Underage female drinkers have been at a growing risk of fatal car crashes in recent years -- so much that they've caught up with their male counterparts, according to a study in the May issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. (2012-04-03)
Risk of eye injuries from airbags very low
Despite the common belief that airbags cause serious eye injuries, results from a Finnish study show otherwise. (2003-06-24)
Majority of car-pedestrian deaths happen to those in wheelchairs, often at intersections
An investigation into how often wheelchair users are killed in car-pedestrian crashes finds they are a third more likely to die than non-wheelchair users; more than half of those deaths occur at intersections. (2015-11-19)
Graduated driver licensing reduces fatal crashes by 11 percent
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine report that graduated driver licensing programs reduce, by an average of 11 percent, the incidence of fatal crashes of 16-year-old drivers. (2006-07-03)
In defense of older drivers
The notion that senior drivers have higher rates of crashes because they are poorer drivers is largely a misconception, according to a commentary in CMAJ. (2012-04-02)
Ignition interlock laws reduce alcohol-involved fatal crashes
State laws requiring ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders appear to reduce the number of fatal drunk driving crashes, a new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Colorado School of Public Health researchers suggests. (2017-01-05)
Female auto crash rates increase alarmingly; airbags can be dangerous for tall and small people
Automobile crashes remain the leading cause of death for adolescents and young females are beginning to show an alarming increase in fatal automobile crashes related to alcohol use and a failure to use seatbelts. (2007-05-16)
Police at risk of traffic injuries in stopped cars, as well as when speeding, study finds
Vehicle crashes are the largest cause of death among police in the United States, but what conditions contribute to the risk faced by officers? (2015-09-01)
Halving of alcohol-fueled car crashes since mid-1980s boosted US economy by $20 billion
The halving of alcohol-fueled car crashes since the mid-1980s boosted US economic output by $20 billion, increased national income by $6.5 billion, and created 215,000 jobs in 2010, reveals an analysis of the economic impact of drink-driving, published online in the journal Injury Prevention. (2015-04-29)
Marijuana use involved in more fatal accidents in Colorado
The proportion of marijuana-positive drivers involved in fatal motor vehicle crashes in Colorado has increased dramatically since the commercialization of medical marijuana in the middle of 2009, according to a study by University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers. (2014-05-15)
Towards a better understanding of children's bicycling injuries
Children between 5 and 15 have the highest rate of bicycle-related injuries. (2004-07-16)
Oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico claim 139 lives in helicopter crashes
A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy finds that helicopters that service the drilling platforms and vessels in the Gulf of Mexico crash on average more than six times per year resulting in an average of five deaths per year. (2011-09-12)
Have parents behaved irrationally towards MMR?
Parents seem to neglect a real risk to their children (injuries from road crashes) but amplify an insignificant risk (autism caused by MMR vaccine), argues a senior researcher in this week's BMJ. (2003-09-25)
Silver cars are safest
Silver cars are less likely to be involved in a crash resulting in serious injury than cars of other colours, finds a study in this week's Christmas issue of the BMJ. (2003-12-18)
Immediate license suspension for DWI saves 800 lives each year
State laws that require immediate suspension of the driver's license for failing an alcohol breath test have had a deterrent effect on drunk driving and saved 800 lives from fatal crashes each year, new research shows. (2007-07-24)
Half of young victims of fatal crashes in 9 US states used alcohol or marijuana
Half of young drivers who died in car crashes in US states such as California, Hawaii and West Virginia were under the influence of either alcohol or marijuana, or both. (2015-01-13)
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