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State Laws Curb Kids' Injuries Tied to Off-Road Vehicles September 11, 2017

In Massachusetts, ER visits down as much as 50 percent, study found

Daydreaming Behind the Wheel September 07, 2017

People often unaware their mind is wandering when driving, study shows

Later School Bell Could Boost U.S. Economy by $83 Billion Over Decade September 05, 2017

Extra sleep for students would lead to better grades, plus provide mental, physical benefits, report says

Will Climate Change Bring More Highway Deaths? September 01, 2017

Study found link between rising temperatures, traffic fatalities

7-Fold Spike Seen in Opioid-Linked Fatal Car Crashes July 31, 2017

Two decades of U.S. data show another way these prescription medications are taking lives

How Princess Diana's Death Saved French Lives July 19, 2017

France tightened road rules after she died in 1997 car crash -- a lesson the U.S. might learn from, researcher says

Despite Warnings, Kids Are Still Dying in Hot Cars July 14, 2017

Even on a 60-degree day, a small child's body temperature can quickly rise

Legalized Pot May Lead to More Traffic Crashes June 22, 2017

But auto accident deaths aren't on the rise in states where recreational pot is allowed, researchers say

Teens With ADHD Face a Higher Crash Risk June 12, 2017

Study found they were 36 percent more likely to get in an accident than other adolescents

New Teen Drivers Face Triple the Risk of a Fatal Crash June 01, 2017

Distractions, such as cell phones, and failure to buckle up are main causes

1 in 5 U.S. Kids Killed in Crashes Not Restrained Properly May 24, 2017

Finding highlights importance of car seats, seat belts for young passengers

How <i>Not</i> to Nod Off Behind the Wheel May 20, 2017

Recognizing signs of sleepiness key to prevention, researcher says

Car Crash Rate Falls When People With ADHD Take Meds May 10, 2017

Hallmarks of the disorder -- including inattention, impulsivity -- raise accident risk, researchers say

Most Seniors Use Cellphones While Behind the Wheel April 28, 2017

Some even do it with kids in the car, survey finds

Drugs Now Involved in More Fatal U.S. Crashes Than Alcohol Alone April 27, 2017

Study suggests deaths due to drugged driving are rising as states legalize pot and drug abuse grows

When Is It Safe to Drive With Type 1 Diabetes? April 21, 2017

Researchers say new checklist can help determine when low blood sugar should keep you off the road

U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Surged to Record Levels in 2016 March 30, 2017

Experts point to widespread smartphone use as deadly distraction for drivers and walkers alike

Health Tip: Help Teens Say No to Drinking and Driving March 24, 2017

Here's how

Health Tip: Choosing a Baby Carrier March 22, 2017

Make sure it includes these features

Serious Crash Often a Wake-Up Call for Teen Drivers March 17, 2017

They slow down and drive less aggressively after an accident, monitoring finds

Your DNA May Determine How You Handle the Time Change March 11, 2017

Researcher says genetics play a part in whether you're a night owl, which can make daylight saving a tough transition

Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe February 18, 2017

Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns

Tougher Alcohol Laws Mean Fewer Young People Killed on the Road February 13, 2017

9 percent drop in deaths where policies to discourage drinking and driving among all motorists were most stringent

Driving Skills May Suffer Even After Concussion Symptoms Subside February 10, 2017

Erratic swerving showed up in tests taken after young patients thought they had recovered

Ready Your Home for Winter's Wrath January 04, 2017

Steps include insulating water lines that run along exterior walls, experts advise

Celebrate the Holidays, But Not While Drinking and Driving December 22, 2016

Coffee won't help a tipsy person sober up, traffic safety experts warn

Where Medical Pot Is Legal, Fatal Car Crashes Often Decline December 21, 2016

It's possible that these state laws might cause younger drivers to drink less, researchers said

If You're Dashing Through the Snow to a Holiday Gathering&#8230; December 18, 2016

Red Cross offers tips for getting to your destination safely

Missing Just 1 Hour of Sleep May Double Drivers' Crash Risk December 06, 2016

Too little shut-eye can equal alcohol in terms of impairment behind the wheel, traffic safety group warns

CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death November 17, 2016

Good news is that many can be prevented

State Laws May Be Key to Lowering Kids' Car Crash Deaths October 21, 2016

Study found more accidents happened in states with less stringent safe-driving regulations

Health Tip: Get a Safe Car for a Teen Driver September 23, 2016

Keep these criteria in mind

Health Tip: Stay Safe on a Motorcycle September 22, 2016

Choose appropriate gear

Aggressive Drivers: An Accident Waiting to Happen September 16, 2016

Worst offenders as likely to have a wreck as someone who smokes marijuana behind the wheel, study found

A New Roadway Danger: Drivers Chasing 'Pokemon Go' September 16, 2016

At least 14 crashes linked to the smartphone game during a 10-day period in July

Health Tip: Motoring Safely After Dark September 16, 2016

Suggestions for night driving

Do States With Medical Marijuana Have Less Opioid Abuse? September 15, 2016

Study of fatal car crashes finds fewer linked to opioids where medical pot is legal, but some experts are critical of the research

People With Implanted Defibrillators at Higher Car Accident Risk August 29, 2016

Danish study finds 51 percent greater odds, but absolute risk of a crash remains low

Child Dies in Hot Car Almost Once a Week August 17, 2016

Safe Kids Worldwide says little ones' bodies heat up much faster than adults

Health Tip: Keep Teen Drivers Safer August 17, 2016

Here's how

AAA: Road Debris a Mounting Danger on U.S. Highways August 11, 2016

Crashes involving objects that have fallen from vehicles up 40 percent since 2001

Drowsy Driving Causes 1 in 5 Fatal Crashes: Report August 08, 2016

Teens and young adults, shift-workers and people with sleep disorders face greater risk

The Safest Way to Get to School Is a Big Yellow Bus August 07, 2016

National Safety Council recommends this method over riding with parents or friends

Hitting the Highway? Keep Safety in Mind August 04, 2016

Planning ahead is essential to a positive travel experience, CDC says

Tighten Teens' Nighttime Driving Restrictions: CDC July 28, 2016

Midnight cutoff is too late to help, researchers say

Face-Saving Devices: Seat Belts and Air Bags July 22, 2016

Using both dramatically reduces risk of fractures, study finds

U.S. Car Crash Deaths Down, But Still Surpass Other Nations July 06, 2016

Decline of 31 percent lowest among 20 countries studied

Irregular Heartbeat May Be Deadly in Car Crash June 10, 2016

Study found having atrial fibrillation was associated with higher death risk among accident victims

Hey Drivers: Hands-Free Cellphones Not Risk-Free June 08, 2016

Study finds they're as distracting, dangerous as hand-held versions because they interfere with what driver 'sees'

Talking, Texting Teen Drivers Take Deadly Toll June 01, 2016

Distractions played role in 60 percent of crashes involving teenagers, new AAA report shows