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Where is the most dangerous place to travel over the holiday?
...hter traffic and pleasant scenery, can easily lull drivers
into a false sense of security. An over-relaxed comfort level can lead to motorists driving at unsafe speeds, distracted, fatigued, unbelted or impaired, all of which increase the likelihood of a crash. Additionally, emergency response time to a rura...
Early-morning Friday classes may prevent students from getting sloppy on 'thirsty Thursdays'
...alf of those who die in crashes involving drinking drivers
18 to 24 are people other than the drinking driver." In 2002, a national task force suggested that Friday classes and exams could reduce Thursday night partying. However, this recommendation was based on comments made by college administrators and s...
Older motorists improve driving performance with physical conditioning
...ependent quality of life. As the number of older drivers
increases, concern about the safety implications h... and speed of movement have been linked with older drivers
on road performance. Published in the May issue of Journal of General Internal Medicine, the stud...
Passengers, not just mobile phones, contribute to road accidents
...on to accidents because of the higher incidence of drivers
taking passengers as opposed to using a mobile pho... irrefutable, however, passenger carriage by young drivers
may have additional effects, as recent studies have indicated. These studies suggest that teenage pa...
Female auto crash rates increase alarmingly; airbags can be dangerous for tall and small people
...According to the author, In this 11-year sample of drivers
and front passengers, occupants of small and large stature appeared to be at risk of serious injury from an air bag. These findings suggest that to maximize safety such occupants should not be seated in front of an air bag when traveling in a motor v...
Lack of guidelines on kidney stone attacks could put travel workers and passengers at risk
...ins railways, has no specific guidelines for train drivers
with kidney stones, but there are general guidelines covering conditions that could cause sudden incapacity. The UKs Drivers Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), which is responsible for the safety of private and public service drivers, has a "surprisi...
Fixed versus growth intelligence mindsets: Its all in your head, Dweck says
... on teaching mental competitiveness. He said great drivers
strive to attain "a state of flowa moment when you...-world experience. The majority of champion racing drivers
have a growth mindset." This month, Dweck and Bentley are launching a study of about 40 racing-car d...
Better designed roadway intersections can boost older drivers' performance
...nges in roadway intersection design can keep older drivers
safer and on the road longer, report University of... Wider road shoulders, right-turn lanes that allow drivers
to merge into traffic without stopping and angle intersections no sharper than 90 degrees all led to...
Physicians enlisted in efforts to keep demented drivers off the road
... of baby boomers now entering their 60s means more drivers
on the road who may be impaired by dementia or oth...alth care providers to identify potentially unsafe drivers
with dementia and to encourage appropriate retirement from driving. "We don't want to give the mes...
1 in 3 drivers under 'the limit' for alcohol still test positive for drugs
One in three drivers
suspected of driving while over the limit, but sub...e authors to call for routine drugs testing in all drivers
who are suspected of being over the limit for alcohol. The researchers base their findings on 2000...
Key to avoiding whiplash injury may lie in head restraint positioning
...t's very close to the back of your head. Each time drivers
and passengers get in a car, they should be sure t...study found that 26 percent of rear-struck vehicle drivers
reported neck injuries. Dr. Stemper has investigated cervical spine ligament stretch during whipla...
Drivers ignore the risk of mobile phone use
...e survey conducted in NSW and WA found that 60% of drivers
use a mobile phone whilst behind the wheel, result... crashes and negligent driving. Almost 3 million drivers
across the two states use a phone while driving. Men, younger drivers
and metropolitan residents we...
Family and friends set the speedo
...nd (CARRS-Q), said irrespective of age and gender, drivers
who perceived their family and friends as approvin...o speeding more frequently. "It is not only young drivers
who are influenced by their peers or their families to speed, nor is it just males," she said. Ms F...
ITN America's Freund to receive GSA's 2006 Maxwell A. Pollack Award
...utomobiles and a combination of paid and volunteer drivers
to provide door-to-door service to older persons. Freund first envisioned the idea for this model during her master's thesis work at the University of Southern Maine. Appointed by President Bush to the Advisory Committee for the 2005 White House Con...
Nap a day makes doctors OK, Stanford study finds
...mulated intravenous insertion, and they were safer drivers
in the tests. By contrast, many of those without naps would "crash over and over again" in the driving simulations, Smith-Coggins said. Their cars would often leave the road or collide with oncoming vehicles. "I felt so badly after seeing how tired ...
CHEST 2006 abstract briefs
...onsin, and Minnesota analyzed 339 commercial truck drivers
with newly diagnosed sleep apnea. All drivers
received a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine for treatment. Data were collected bef...
Pfizer to fund doctoral study fellowships, seminars in biostatistics at Rutgers
...l sector cornerstones of New Jersey's economy and drivers
of its future growth." Pazzani noted that nearly three-quarters of the students earning doctorates in statistics at Rutgers will go on to careers in the pharmaceutical industry. "Pfizer has a long commitment of supporting education in New York and...
Planning guidebook to help make walking safer and more convenient
...she added. It's important for pedestrians and drivers
to understand that crosswalks exist at all corners of intersections, even if the crosswalks are not marked. Also, at crosswalks without traffic signals, pedestrians always have the right-of-way. "Land use and zoning have a huge impact on pedestr...
Updated sleep apnea screening recommended for commercial drivers
...aches to screening and management of OSA have left drivers
undiagnosed, which puts the driver and general pub...ich, in turn, may help identify and treat more CMV drivers
who suffer from this serious condition." Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea ...
Penn researchers find many commercial drivers have impaired performance due to lack of sleep
(Philadelphia, PA) - Truck drivers
who routinely get too little sleep or suffer from ...he largest and most comprehensive studies of truck drivers
and fatigue ever done. Penn researchers examined 406 truck drivers
and found that those who routinel...
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