One factor makes you 20 times more likely to die in a car crash

Seriously overweight drivers are between 20 and 80 times more likely to die in motor vehicle crashes than those with a lower body mass index. The study (published in Emergency Medicine Journal) used information from over 40,000 real accidents recorded in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System. Scientists started with collisions… Learn More »

Teaching Children to Walk Safely

13,000 pedestrians injured in 2009 were age 14 or younger. That same year, 4,092 pedestrians were killed. Young children accounted for 244 of those fatalities, and were typically injured near their home or in a neighborhood setting. Here are safety tips from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for teaching children to be safe pedestrians. Walk safely:… Learn More »