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:12/21/2014)... HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay ... traditional cigarettes, new research finds. Even though they ... of ex-smokers said they have fewer cravings and are less ... smoke, researchers reported. "The pattern was really ... than for tobacco use," said lead researcher Jonathan Foulds, a ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... 21, 2014 The number of Mirena ... consolidated litigation underway in New Jersey, Bernstein Liebhard LLP ... 1,375 claims involving the birth control IUD have now ... were filed by women who allege spontaneous migration of ... uterine perforations and other complications they were inadequately warned ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... Francisco, California (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 ... his search for Vintage 1967 Jm Morrison and the Doors ... concert posters. This would also be the only time ... The concert was on Nov. 25, 1967. According to ... Washington D.C. They did play the Alexandria Roller Rink ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... Over the past 39 years, NES Health ... emergency departments across the nation, from quality of medical ... into an innovative suite of tools, systems, and programs ... the patient experience. , NES Health, a leading ... services for hospitals, announced the development and launch of ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... Viejo, California (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 ... Studios have announced a new intro plugin for Final ... to animate pictures, videos, logos, and more with absolute ... “We’ve given our users the tools needed to easily ... ProMotion allows Final Cut Pro X users to animate ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds 2Health News:E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds 3Health News:Mirena Lawsuits Approach 1,400 in Bergen County Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Mirena Lawsuits Approach 1,400 in Bergen County Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:NES Health Launches Stipend Program for Emergency Physicians in Training to Financially Assist Emergency Department Doctors While They Learn 2Health News:Announcing a new plugin for Final Cut Pro X ProMotion from Pixel Film Studios. 2
... on Alzheimer,s disease, its causes, symptoms, treatment and possible cures. ... Alzheimer,s Project", which includes four HBO documentaries and a nationwide ... ... Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 12, 2009 -- WebmasterRadio.FM, the premier ...
... of the,Avon Foundation for Women, today joined area ... leaders for a day of events to celebrate ... Center at the San,Francisco General Hospital and Trauma ... progress possible in breast cancer research and,care. The ...
... Cancer Research and Care in San Francisco Award-Winning ... May 11 Reese ... Avon Foundation for Women, today joined area breast cancer ... a day of events to celebrate the 5th anniversary ...
... May 11 The American Academy of Actuarie ... and health care stakeholder groups to tackle health spending growth ... health care system."Increasing health care spending threatens the sustainability of ... divert both public and private funds from other priorities," said ...
... Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM ) ... quarter ended March 31, 2009, and on recent ... made significant progress in the first quarter 2009 ... on the InnerCool Therapies and Tissue Repair Company ...
... , Montreal, May 11, 2009 When it ... equal hand. The latest study by Dr. Maya Saleh, of ... McGill University, shows that women have a more powerful immune ... females could have a beneficial effect on the innate inflammatory ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Inside Story of HBO's Alzheimer's Project with Series Producer John Hoffman and Dr. Laurie Ryan on WebmasterRadio.FM's "Rainmaker" 2Health News:Inside Story of HBO's Alzheimer's Project with Series Producer John Hoffman and Dr. Laurie Ryan on WebmasterRadio.FM's "Rainmaker" 3Health News:MultiVu Video Feed: REESE WITHERSPOON JOINS AVON FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN AND SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL TO CELEBRATE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF AVON COMPREHENSIVE BREAST CENTER 2Health News:Video: Reese Witherspoon Joins Avon Foundation for Women and San Francisco General Hospital to Celebrate 5th Anniversary of Avon Comprehensive Breast Center 2Health News:Video: Reese Witherspoon Joins Avon Foundation for Women and San Francisco General Hospital to Celebrate 5th Anniversary of Avon Comprehensive Breast Center 3Health News:Video: Reese Witherspoon Joins Avon Foundation for Women and San Francisco General Hospital to Celebrate 5th Anniversary of Avon Comprehensive Breast Center 4Health News:Actuaries: Addressing Health Spending Growth is Path to Sustainable Health Care System 2Health News:Cardium Reports on First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Recent Developments 2Health News:Cardium Reports on First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Recent Developments 3Health News:Cardium Reports on First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Recent Developments 4Health News:Cardium Reports on First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Recent Developments 5Health News:Cardium Reports on First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Recent Developments 6Health News:Cardium Reports on First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Recent Developments 7Health News:Cardium Reports on First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Recent Developments 8Health News:Cardium Reports on First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Recent Developments 9Health News:Cardium Reports on First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Recent Developments 10Health News:Cardium Reports on First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Recent Developments 11Health News:Equality of the sexes? Not always when it comes to biology 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... 17, 2014 With advancements in neurological ... market is seeing new growth, according to Kalorama ... account for the majority of market volume, newer ... images, which are creating opportunities for more sophisticated applications. ... growing at a rate of 4%, with world ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , The new ... of information concerning the biopharmaceutical Group,s national and international clinical ... to the recently launched institutional website that is receiving accolades ... by a new chapter in the fascinating story of Drug ... and panoramic hub on the world of clinical research, ranging ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... N.J. , Dec. 17, 2014  IGI Laboratories, ... today the closing of its offering of $125 million ... 2019 (the "Notes").  The Notes were offered and sold ... under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the ... a fixed rate of 3.75% per year, payable semiannually ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kalorama: 3T Advancements Bringing New Growth to the MRI Market 2Kalorama: 3T Advancements Bringing New Growth to the MRI Market 3Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 2Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 3IGI Laboratories Announces Closing of $125 Million of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019 2IGI Laboratories Announces Closing of $125 Million of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019 3IGI Laboratories Announces Closing of $125 Million of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019 4
... Nov. 12 A new treatment for autism appears ... S. Starr, MD, FAACAP, BCIA-EEG. , In ... characteristically common "u" EEG pattern reflecting impaired brain function, ... interaction, communication, speech and bonding. , ...
... MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire / -- ... for Integrative Oncology,s (SIO) Sixth International Conference in ... and safety of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) ... Director, Hematology/Oncology at Children,s Hospitals and Clinics of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Treatment for Autism 'Holds Promise' 2New Treatment for Autism 'Holds Promise' 3New Research Shows Promise in Using Traditional Research Methods to Assess Efficacy of Complementary Therapies 2
The safePICO is a prebarcoded arterial sampler that helps you ensure patient and caregiver safety. SafePICO is part of 1st automatic, the worlds first automatic blood gas analysis system....
Measure SpO2 and tcpCO2 with a single sensor....
Two separate sensors provide continuous measurement of tcpO2/tcpCO2 and SpO2....
... components that comprise the SmartPill GI ... comprise the SmartPill GI Monitoring System: ... Receiver software and SmartPill MotiliGI software. ... indispensable parts of the SmartPill GI ...
Medicine Products: