Navigation Links
Cell Phones and Driving

When it comes to someone driving while distracted, cell phones seem to get all the bad press. And some of it is well-deserved.//

Distractions and inattention while driving are estimated to cause 1.2 million crashes - about 25 percent of all crashes - on American roads. One estimate says cells phones contribute to about 60,000 auto accidents a year in the United States.

But according to the February issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter, other distractions are even more dangerous. Eating, looking at a map, reaching for something and watching something outside your car, such as an accident scene, are some of the more common distractions that are at least as likely, or more likely -- to lead to an auto accident.

What’s the worst distraction? Reaching for a moving object inside the car, according to a study on driver distractions published last year. Researchers equipped 100 cars with a camera that filmed the driver and a sensor system that detected accidents or near accidents. The cars were driven a cumulative distance of about 2 million miles by 241 different drivers. In that time, there were 82 crashes and 761 near crashes.

Researchers determined that reaching for a moving object inside the car increased the crash or near crash risk eight times. Looking at something outside the car increased risk 3.7 times. Dialing a cell phone increased risk 2.8 times. Eating, reaching for an object or talking on a cell phone increased risk 1.5 times.

Eliminating every distraction may not be feasible, but you can minimize risk with these safe-driving tips:

? Cage, leash or harness a pet before you travel.
? If you must eat or drink, have a passenger hand you items or arrange them within easy reach.
? Take time before you drive to adjust the seat, mirrors, seat belt and radio.
? Pull over when you talk on the cell phone. If you must talk and drive, keep conversations brief and have a passenger dial, and us
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Use of Cellular Phones associated with Increased risk of Brain Tumors
2. Mobile Phones Found To Reduce A Man’s Fertility by 30
3. An Under Estimation Of The Radiation Hazard With The Use Of Mobile Phones
4. Mobile Phones Do Not Inflict Brain Damage
5. Cell Phones and pagers are mixed blessing
6. Radiation Hazard From Use Of Cordless Phones
7. Link Between Cell Phones Use and Brain Tumors Established
8. Brainteaser Sudoku Games On Mobile Phones
9. Dialing On Cell Phones Or Applying Make-Up Increase Crash Risk
10. Cell Phones EMF Affects Brain - Study Finds
11. Using Mobile Phones For 45 Minutes Causes Excitation In The Brain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Cell Phones and Driving

(Date:4/26/2015)... 2015 In an article published last ... the head-neck biomechanics occurring during the use of handheld electronic ... to determine that use of a tablet increases mechanical demand ... times - more than when the neck is in a ... study, but pointing out the potential hazards of overuse of ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... 26, 2015 Diversified Communications has ... healthcare event. The Integrative Healthcare Symposium Canada, as ... 2015 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North in ... one of the most anticipated events of the ... CME program. The event aims to gather multi-disciplined ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... 2015 The federal multidistrict litigation ... filed against C.R. Bard, Inc. continues to move ... of West Virginia. According to a Pretrial Order ... that day, after certain defendants submitted amended responses ... Order directed that any Preliminary Motions referenced during ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... Gardant Management Solutions will lead sessions ... and sales and marketing at the LeadingAge Illinois ... held from April 29 through May 1 in ... eldercare association in Illinois. The statewide association represents ... including senior housing, assisted living and supportive living ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... 2015 For thirteen years, the Twin Cities ... education event in the nation! This year, on May 5th, ... US to take DI Day on the road by supporting ... CLU, ChFC, RHU, DIA, CLTC, Chief Executive Officer at Secura ... on the change by stating, "The first Twin Cities DI ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Avoiding the Pain in the Neck Caused by Overuse of Technology 2Health News:Avoiding the Pain in the Neck Caused by Overuse of Technology 3Health News:Avoiding the Pain in the Neck Caused by Overuse of Technology 4Health News:Integrative Healthcare Event launching in Canada 2Health News:C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Federal Litigation Issues New Pretrial Order Following Submission of Amended Responses to Master Complaint 2Health News:C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Federal Litigation Issues New Pretrial Order Following Submission of Amended Responses to Master Complaint 3Health News:C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Federal Litigation Issues New Pretrial Order Following Submission of Amended Responses to Master Complaint 4Health News:Gardant Management Solutions Staff Shares Operational Expertise 2Health News:Secura Consultants Takes DI Day On The Road 2
... (May 14, 2008) SAGE, the worlds fifth ... in medical publishing with the acquisition of the ... Journal of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System. , Published six ... & Vascular Disease (BJDVD) explores the relationship between ...
... WASHINGTON, May 19 It,s important to choose,foods wisely in ... Food,and Drug Administration (FDA) offers help. And it,s right on ... has, for many, become a,regular part of shopping. If you ... thing you look for. Calories per serving is,easy to understand. ...
... NEW YORK, May 19 WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq:,WBMD) ... that executives,of WebMD are scheduled to participate at the ... 2008 at 11:45 a.m. ET., Investors, analysts and ... audio broadcast of the presentation over the Internet. The ...
... CITY, May 19 The Arena Football,League (AFL) has ... the lives of children at children,s hospitals throughout the ... 9 of the 2008 regular season,as AFL Children,s Miracle ... Network Celebration is to,generate awareness and raise funds for ...
... has long been known that prolonged exposure to the ... deadliest form of skin cancer. An unanswered question, however, ... melanoma than others. Despite years of research and clinical ... According to the National Cancer Institute, the percentage of ...
... herb used in traditional medicine by many Middle Eastern ... one of the most difficult cancers to treat. Researchers ... found that thymoquinone, an extract of nigella sativa seed ... cells by enhancing the process of programmed cell death. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:SAGE acquires 2 new medical journals 2Health News:%DV: Adding Up a Balanced Diet 2Health News:Children's Miracle Network and Arena Football League Partner for First Nationwide Celebration Event 2Health News:Researchers close in on new melanoma gene 2Health News:Traditional herbal medicine kills pancreatic cancer cells, Jefferson researchers report 2
(Date:4/24/2015)... 2015  Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) has been named the ... row on the annual DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity ... Companies for Diversity on April 23 at an awards ceremony ... ranked second on the DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Recruitment ... Resource Groups list. David Epstein , ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 2015  Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI ) ... five-year revolving credit facility to $120 million from $50 ... will allow the company to increase borrowings by a ... to securing additional commitments from existing lenders or new ... remains December 18, 2018.   "The amended ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 24, 2015  Elekta has CE marked the latest ... system , enabling European clinics to deliver a sophisticated ... including advanced 3D planning, IMRT, VMAT and stereotactic planning ... Monaco ® v5.10 provides ... efficiency. Advancements in 3D planning as well as the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is first company to receive number one ranking two years in a row on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list 2Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is first company to receive number one ranking two years in a row on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list 3Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is first company to receive number one ranking two years in a row on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list 4Lannett Expands Revolving Credit Facility To $120 Million 2Elekta CE marks for Monaco v5.10 treatment planning system 2
Flattened 13 mm "Graefe type" hook, with 1.5 mm oval hole. Flat serrated handle with polished finish. Overall length: 5.6 inches....
Blunt, fine curved shaft hook to unroll membranes. 24 gauge shaft with dark finish for reduced glare....
0.2 mm Sinskey hook with shaft angled 45 degrees, 10 mm from tip to bend. Flat smooth handle with polished finish. Overall length: 4.6 inches....
2.0 mm cup. Angled 45 degree shaft 8 mm from tip to bend with flat handle and polished finish. Overall length: 4.8 inches....
Medicine Products: