Global Youth Traffic Safety Month is now, and EndDD.org was there for the launch in Washington, DC, with the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS), committing to help young people change their driving habits to make this the safest summer ever. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for American teenagers and summer is the deadliest season of .
In the most recent edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association , Jeffrey Coben, M.D., and co-author Motao Zhu, M.D., PhD argue in a Viewpoint submission that automobile manufacturers must be required by the federal government to design vehicles so that hand-held devices are rendered inoperable when the vehicle is in motion. The authors cite studies that indicate .
In the largest study of its kind to date, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report last month revealing that 4.2% of drivers reported falling asleep at the wheel within the previous 30 days. "If you think of how many cars you see every day, one out of 25 -- that's a pretty big number", said .
In addition to encouraging and persuading current drivers to stop driving while distracted, another important window of opportunity to end distracted driving is to educate learner drivers so that they never begin to drive distracted. Adult-supervised behind-the-wheel practice and instruction allows for the development of critical higher order skills such as scanning and attention control, which can help to prevent the .
The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) is dedicated to advancing the safety and health of children, adolescents, and young adults through comprehensive research resulting in practical tools to reduce injury and promote recovery. As part of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, CIRP draws upon experts from the fields of emergency medicine, pediatric trauma, pediatric and adolescent development, epidemiology and .
Dear parents Even though your teenage sons and daughters try to ignore what you say—they still appreciate your guidance. If you lead by good examples, they will follow. Your parenting style can greatly influence as to whether or not your child avoids or takes part in risky behaviors. However, that’s not quite enough. If you don’t talk on the cell phone while .
Is that you? What defines a responsible teen driver vs. an irresponsible teen driver? Is teen driver an oxymoron? We don’t think so. We think teens can be just as responsible and just as concerned (or maybe more concerned) about safety as their adult counterparts. So which would you rather be? Getting your driver’s license is a rite of passage or so it .
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation, EndDD.org, and 60 For Safety have coordinated efforts to develop a program for high school students that will be used by 850 speakers, presenting to 25,000 students across North America in April and May. One part of the presentation is to describe the dozen steps we can all .
AAA recently conducted its first in-car camera video study to measure the driving habits of young drivers. The study, Driving Among Newly Licensed Teen Drivers, reveals that teenager girls are more distracted while driving than their male counterparts. Compared to teenage boys, while driving, teenage girls were shown to be: 50% more likely to use a cell phone or electronic device 50% as .
Last year, T-Mobile announced an optional new service that would automatically disable alerts and send all calls to voicemail if a cell phone is in a moving car. At that time, we expected other carriers would follow with similar innovations. Surprise! Many other technology companies have moved into this area over the last 12 months to try to reduce the rinks .