Navigation Links
Don't txt n drive: Teens not getting msg
Date:5/3/2013

WASHINGTON, DC Teens can get hundreds of text messages a day, but one message they aren't getting is that they shouldn't text and drive.

Nearly 43 percent of high school students of driving age who were surveyed in 2011 reported texting while driving at least once in the past 30 days, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 4, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC.

"Texting while driving has become, in the words of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a 'national epidemic,'" said principal investigator Alexandra Bailin, a research assistant at Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York.

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers, and using a phone while driving significantly increases the risk of accidents in this age group. The specific act of texting while driving has been found to raise the risk of a crash by 23 times, leading many to conclude that texting while driving is more dangerous than driving while intoxicated.

"Although teens may be developmentally predisposed to engage in risk-taking behavior, reducing the prevalence of texting while driving is an obvious and important way to ensure the health and safety of teen drivers, their passengers and the surrounding public," Bailin said.

To determine the prevalence of texting while driving among youths, Bailin and her colleagues analyzed data from the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey of 7,833 high school students who were old enough to get a driver's license in their state.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducts the national survey every two years to monitor six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability and social problems among U.S. youths. For the first time, the 2011 survey included a question about texting while driving: "During the past 30 days, on how many days did you text or e-mail while driving a car
'/>"/>

Contact: Susan Stevens Martin
ssmartin@aap.org
847-434-7131
American Academy of Pediatrics
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. IADR/AADR published study estimates high prevalence of periodontis in US adults
2. McKinney Orthodontics Educates on New Evidence that Crooked Teeth are Genetic
3. Penn-led research suggests a new strategy to prevent or halt periodontal disease
4. Alan Bagden Orthodontics Launches New, State-of-the-Art Website
5. Dr. Tal Morr - a Preferred Prosthodontics in Miami Area
6. Dr. Wilkerson Begins Teaching Early Orthodontic Course in Austin, TX
7. Dr. William Gielincki Jr. Dentist at Jacksonville Center for Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry Introduces Solutions for Patients with Sleep Apnea
8. Ueno Periodontics Now Offers Innovative Laser Gum Surgery to Treat Gum Disease
9. The Woodlands, TX Periodontist, Dr. Gayle Bradshaw is Now Accepting New Patients For The Modern Bone Graft Procedure To Strengthen Jaw Bone For Dental Implants
10. Milford, Ohio: Periodontists of the Ohio Valley Center for Periodontics & Implants Now Bring a Modern Gum Surgery Alternative to their Local Gum Disease Patients
11. Nashville Periodontal Group Is Expanding Their Sedation Dentistry To Include Patients In Forest Hills, TN Needing Dental Anxiety Relief
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/12/2014)... 12, 2014 The fastest-growing mobile technology ... and measurement of LTE networks continues to grow due ... smart devices have increased mobile data traffic, which is ... (CT&M) market. Communications Test and Measurement equipment comply with ... The Communications Test and Measurement Market is estimated to ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... News) -- Burn injuries increase in the summer as people ... experts. Among those most vulnerable to these seasonal fire hazards: ... often get burned by putting their hands on the side ... burn unit at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., ... of ,When you play with fire, you get burned, is ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... Using and carrying around a catheter ... from Ashland, Va., decided that there needed to be ... to conceive of our design," he said. , They ... which provides an inconspicuous way to use and carry ... as promotes comfort and peace of mind. Producible in ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... Wright & Schulte LLC has filed a ... a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, on behalf of an ... receiving a metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement and had to ... hip implant. The DePuy hip lawsuit was filed July 7, ... (Case No. 3:14-cv-2427) where DePuy Pinnacle Hip lawsuit litigation ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... City, Utah (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 ... two types of startups, with awards being bestowed to ... emphasis spotlighted Utah’s outstanding entrepreneur community with recognition for ... a sustainable model with incoming revenue. , 25 Under ... across the state that are under 5 years old. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:North America Communication Test and Measurement (CT&M) Market Worth $1.9 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Communication Test and Measurement (CT&M) Market Worth $1.9 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Communication Test and Measurement (CT&M) Market Worth $1.9 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:North America Communication Test and Measurement (CT&M) Market Worth $1.9 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 5Health News:Burn Injuries More Common in Summer 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Ohio Man Who Required Revision Surgery Purportedly From Defective Hip Implant 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Ohio Man Who Required Revision Surgery Purportedly From Defective Hip Implant 3Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Ohio Man Who Required Revision Surgery Purportedly From Defective Hip Implant 4Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Ohio Man Who Required Revision Surgery Purportedly From Defective Hip Implant 5Health News:SquareHook is Recognized for UVEF 25 Businesses Under 5 Years-Watch Out 2
... 5 Insmed Inc. (Nasdaq:,INSM), a developer of ... Allan, President and CEO of Insmed, and Steve,Glover, ... at the,17th Annual Credit Suisse Healthcare Conference and ... Dr. Allan will participate on a follow-on biologics-focused ...
... 5 CardiacAssist, Inc. announced that,it reached a new high ... least one TandemHeart case during the third quarter of 2008.,In ... on,year growth in case activity with a leap of 64 ... and 497 %. Through nine months of 2008,CardiacAssist has also ...
... 15 to 21 Percent, FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 5 , ... to a record $0.58 from $0.39 in ... intangible assets from the 2003 spin-off, increased ... third-quarter 2007 -- Both GAAP diluted EPS, and diluted EPS ...
... Still to be Discovered!, CHERRY HILL, N.J., Nov. ... Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA),provides a virtual volunteer opportunity ... unable to do so in the traditional sense of,working ... a group of 4,000 "detectives" to locate and report ...
... a new report from Harvard Medical School. The report, Viruses and Infectious ... and urges adults to seek out new vaccines and renew their old ... ... are not up to date on their vaccinations, says a new report ...
... new step taken by EarthSearch further reflects their aggressive plans ... in transit around the globe through their integrated GPS/RFID technology. ... ... 5, 2008 -- EarthSearch Communications International, Inc., a leading supplier ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Insmed to Present at Upcoming Healthcare Conferences 2Health News:CardiacAssist, Inc. Announces Record Breaking Site Activity and Financial Results 2Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 2Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 3Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 4Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 5Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 6Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 7Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 8Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 9Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 10Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 11Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 12Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 13Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 14Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 15Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 16Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 17Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 18Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 19Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 20Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 21Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 22Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 23Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 24Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 25Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 26Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 27Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 28Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 29Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 30Health News:Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63 31Health News:Multiple Sclerosis Association of America's Resource Detectives(SM) Program Marks One Year Anniversary 2Health News:New Vaccines for Adults: Which do you Need? From Harvard Medical School 2Health News:EarthSearch Communications International Joins Motorola's Enterprise Mobility Business PartnerSelect Program 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: ... approved a quarterly dividend of $0.275 (27.5 cents) per share ... August 1, 2014, to holders of record on July 21, ... Caremark is dedicated to helping people on their path to ... the United States . Through the company,s more ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds ... its store . (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140115/MN46792 ... upgrade and policy support, China,s ... years, with total market size rising from 3.28 billion ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 As health officials across the Midwest warn against ... in Michigan will offer free diagnostic ... Meijer pharmacists to administer tests and, in some cases, fill ... participating in the study. The Grand ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 2Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 3Meijer Pharmacy Offers Free Flu, Strep Testing as Influenza Cases Rise Across the Midwest 2Meijer Pharmacy Offers Free Flu, Strep Testing as Influenza Cases Rise Across the Midwest 3
... March 29, 2011 Promidian, a management consulting ... today announced top-line survey findings about the increasing ... patient-centric delivery-of-care model that is rapidly gaining nationwide ... access to health care—while reducing costs. ...
... Today MEDRAD, INC. announced that Jack Darby has ... In his new role, Darby will act as general ... the business on a global scale, and will also ...   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110329/NE73380 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040309/MEDRADLOGO) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Promidian Survey Finds Growing Support for Patient-Centered Medical Home 2MEDRAD® Announces New Head of Interventional Business 2MEDRAD® Announces New Head of Interventional Business 3
... offers a complete line of flowmeters, available in oxygen, ... available in a variety of calibrations to best suit ... to the gas in use, the Amvex Flowmeter is ... the U with I. For Power Take-Off add PT ...
0-3.5 LPM Oxygen Flowmeter with Ohmeda male inlet...
0-3.5 LPM Oxygen Flowmeter 1/8" NPT Female inlet...
0-15 LPM Oxygen Flowmeter with Ohmeda male inlet...
Medicine Products: