Charlottesville, VA — Aimed at getting motorists to avoid distracted driving and other unsafe behaviors while behind the wheel, those digital roadway signs with short, quirky messages such as “Get your head out of your apps” and “Mom needs your hug not your text” are hitting their mark, say researchers from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Silver Spring, MD — Severe thunderstorm warnings from the National Weather Service will now be accompanied by a “damage threat” label, and NWS will activate emergency alerts on nearby cellphones for storms considered “destructive.”
New Hyde Park, NY — Nearly two-thirds of pediatric spinal fractures sustained in motor vehicle crashes occur as a result of not wearing a seat belt, according to the results of a recent study led by researchers from the Cohen Children’s Medical Center.
Itasca, IL — Motor vehicle-related crashes are the leading cause of preventable death for teens. Parents and caregivers: Be part of the solution. Join the National Safety Council at 11 a.m. Central on June 22 to learn about DriveitHOME, an NSC initiative intended to help keep new drivers safe.