Bicycle Accidents Leading to Substantial Medical Costs

The use of bicycles has become extremely common, especially in a city like San Francisco. However, the popularity leads to more accidents. A study by the University of California-San Francisco found that the costs from nonfatal bicycle accidents has risen to $789 million per year. From 1997 to 2013, the amount of medical costs from … More Bicycle Accidents Leading to Substantial Medical Costs

PHOTOVOICE

Pedestrians are at risk when it comes to road traffic injuries and the second leading cause of injury related death in children. (5. Van Oss, T. et al) This research was being used to determine how education would be beneficial for children. The program is called Walk This Way through Safe Kid USA (5. Van … More PHOTOVOICE

Hours of Service Safety Regulations to Reduce Truck Driver Fatigue

A practice for road traffic injury relates to the Federal Law limiting the hours that a truck can be on the roadways. Driving long daily and weekly hours on a regular basis is associated with chronic fatigue and a high risk of crashes. Truck driver fatigue is the highest cause of truck accidents in the United … More Hours of Service Safety Regulations to Reduce Truck Driver Fatigue

Sobriety Checkpoints

Drinking and driving is one of the biggest causes of road traffic injuries worldwide. It accounts for around 20% of fatal accidents in high-income countries and almost 69% in low and middle-income countries. Effective best practice methods for dealing with road traffic injuries and drunk drivers have the potential to save countless lives. In Massachusetts … More Sobriety Checkpoints

No Texting Laws

Cell phone laws such as No texting laws are another best practice for road traffic injury prevention. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that text messaging while driving will create a crash risk 23 times worse than if they were not texting. At the current time there is no national ban on texting or using … More No Texting Laws