Blacksburg, VA — Nearly half of parents who use ride-share vehicles with their kids don’t bring – or use – appropriate child safety seats, according to new research from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
Washington — A “modest” increase in public transportation use could help reduce traffic-related fatalities significantly, according to an analysis recently issued by the American Public Transportation Association and the Vision Zero Network.
Storrs, CT — Although fast-food restaurants may offer healthier side and drink options for their kids’ meals, “many do little to make parents aware of the healthier options or to encourage parents to choose the healthier options instead of unhealthy ones,” claims a researcher at the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.
Pittsburgh — Getting too little or too much sleep may increase a woman’s risk for recurrent falls – and subsequently more fractures – according to the results of a recent study from the University of Pittsburgh.
Baltimore – A rising number of falls among older people have contributed to an increase in the number of eye injuries that require hospitalization, according to a study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pittsburgh.
Washington — In response to the 10,000-plus lives lost in alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes in 2017 in the United States, President Donald Trump has declared December National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.
Washington — Drivers who don’t get the recommended minimum of seven hours of sleep a night are at higher risk of being involved in a motor vehicle crash – and that risk increases among drivers who get the least amount of sleep, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.