According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle accidents are the No. 1 cause of death among American teens. They account for more than one third of all deaths among those aged 12 to 19 years in the U.S. What are the factors that cause these accidents?
Cars serve a dual purpose in modern life. They’re a tool to get from Point A to Point B, but they’re also high-tech possessions for pleasure rides and comfort. For many, they’re a showcase of modern technology and a status symbol.
As people of the 21st century, we are well aware of the role a smart phone plays in our lives. According to Pew Research, three out of four adults own a smart phone today. While we know that having a smart phone can distract us from the moment, could it be distracting even when we're not using it? New research suggests that just the presence of a smart phone within our sight can be detrimental to our ability to focus on everyday tasks.
Recent findings from a University of Georgia study indicate a concussion can influence an individual's driving ability for an extensive period of time. The researchers gathered data from participants who had suffered concussions but had reported they were no longer feeling the effects of the injury.