FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The National Safety Council has a sobering forecast for this Fourth of July.
It estimates that 18,600 people could be seriously injured on U.S. roads and 164 could be killed -- nearly 4 percent more than the number of deaths (157) that occurred in 2012, the last time July 4 fell on Wednesday.
FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Motorcycles are still deadlier than cars, but there's some good news: Nearly 6 percent fewer bikers died on U.S. roads last year than in 2016, a new report says.
Preliminary data indicate that there were 4,990 motorcyclist fatalities in the United States in 2017 -- which is 296 fewer than the year before, according to the Governors Highway Safe...
TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A full moon may spell extra danger for motorcyclists, a new study suggests.
Momentary distractions are a common cause of crashes. Because a full moon can be a major distraction and occurs about 12 times a year, researchers decided to investigate whether full moons might be linked to more motorcyclists' deaths.
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Motorcycle crashes are far costlier than car accidents, both in lives lost and in medical expenses, a new study shows.
Canadian researchers found that the death rate from motorcycle crashes was five times greater than from car crashes, and the rate of severe injury was 10 times greater. That came with a six times greater cost to the health ca...
THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- America's roads may become more dangerous as an unexpected consequence of climate change, a new study suggests.
After seeing an abrupt spike in traffic fatalities in 2015, which reversed a 35-year downward trend, road safety experts assumed increased cellphone use was to blame. But when the statistics for that period showed no change in sma...