Washington — Of the 803 unbuckled rear-seat passengers 8 or older who died in motor vehicle crashes in 2018, about half would have survived if they had worn a seat belt, the Governors Highway Safety Association contends in a recently released report.
Boston — Although a recent survey shows millennials outpace Gen Xers and baby boomers in the United States when it comes to using cellphones while driving, one expert says distraction behind the wheel is a notable problem among the older-generation drivers, too.
Washington — A teen or child is killed every five days from injuries related to railroad crossing or trespassing in the United States, yet a majority of parents “generally do not rate the issue as a major safety concern for themselves or their child,” according to a recent report from Safe Kids Worldwide.
Birmingham, AL — Parents and caregivers need to keep a close eye on kids in parking lots to prevent injuries, researchers at the University of Birmingham at Alabama say after their observational study revealed frequent unsafe behaviors.
Good ergonomics isn’t limited to the office: The same practices that can help avoid aches and pains at your desk can be applied to your drive to and from work, the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety says.