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Distracted Drivers Cause Pedestrian Deaths To Rise 50%

By | Sat, 11/30/2013 - 19:47

Pedestrian deaths caused by distracted drivers have risen in recent years, a study found.

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Kids In Cars 12 Times More Distracting For Drivers Than Talking On Cell Phones

By | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 15:06

Parents spent more than three minutes of a 16-minute trip with their eyes off the road when kids were in the car.

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Women Who Drive Risk 'Damaging Their Ovaries,' Saudi Arabian Cleric Asserts

By | Sun, 09/29/2013 - 17:22

A Saudi Arabian judicial advisor said that women who drive risk damaging their ovaries and bearing children with clinical problems.

Drowsy Drivers: Sleep Deprivation Predicts When Youngsters Will Crash

By | Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:22

Less sleep is associated with an increased risk of crashes for drivers aged 17 to 24.

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Black Eyed Peas Most Dangerous Music to Listen to While Driving, Coldplay Least

By | Thu, 01/17/2013 - 16:41

A study found that the Black Eyed Peas' 2004 dance hit "Hey Mama" was the most dangerous song for drivers, while Norah Jones' "Come Away with Me" was considered among the safest.

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White Young Males More Likely to Drink and Drive

By | Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:05

White young adults are more likely to report driving under influence than Blacks, Asians or Hispanics.

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Estimated 4.2 Percent of Drivers Fall Asleep While Driving: CDC

By | Fri, 01/04/2013 - 11:27

An estimated 4.2% of drivers in the U.S. have admitted they've fallen asleep while driving, says a new report from CDC.

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Alcohol Behind a Quarter of Road Accidents in EU

By | Sat, 12/15/2012 - 12:07

Roughly a quarter of all road accidents in European countries occur due to alcohol use, says a new report.

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Blue Light as Good as Coffee in Keeping Drivers Alert

By | Sat, 11/24/2012 - 11:24

Exposure to blue light can help the driver remain alert while driving at night; and this works almost as good as a cup of coffee.

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Smoking in Cars Raises Pollution Levels That Exceed Official Guidelines

By | Tue, 10/16/2012 - 12:10

Smoking in cars, even with the windows rolled down or the air conditioning turned on, raises the pollution exceeding official "safe" limits recommended by WHO.

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Teen Drinking and Driving Drops by More Than Half in 20 Years

By | Tue, 10/02/2012 - 18:21

The number of U.S. high school students who drink and drive dropped by more than half in two decades, federal health officials said Tuesday.

Alcohol, Drugs Common in Fatal Crashes

By | Fri, 09/07/2012 - 10:09

More than half of U.S. drivers killed in car accidents had alcohol or drugs in their system at the time of the crash.

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14-Year-Old Boy Becomes the Youngest Drunk Driver in Britain

By | Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:15

Under the Freedom of Information Act, it was discovered that the youngest drunk driver to get caught operating a vehicle under the influence was a 14-year-old boy from West Midlands, England.

Driver's Seat Safer Than Sidewalk for Older Adults

By | Fri, 08/24/2012 - 09:45

Driving gets more dangerous with age, but older adults may be more vulnerable while walking on the sidewalk than behind the wheel.

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Weed Doubles the Risk of Causing Serious and Fatal Car Crashes

By | Fri, 02/10/2012 - 14:04

People who use marijuana up to three hours before driving have double the risk of causing a car crash compared to drivers not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to Canadian researchers who did an analysis on previous studies.