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TRAFFIC FATALITIES in the United States for the past year appear to total about 41 150.
That is a preliminary figure, subject to change with the arrival of late reports and further analysis. But, tragic as each death is, an annual toll of approximately that number would be the lowest in recent...
INJURIES in traffic violence may outnumber deaths by 70 to 1 in this country. It may even be over 90 to 1.
Nonfatal injuries can range from minor scratches to nearly fatal. So to answer the question of how many injuries requires defining each specific level of injury, points out Leonard Evans,...
THIS WEEK, in New Orleans, La, Operation Lifesaver is holding its seventh biannual symposium. Its theme, as the nation tries to cope with its traffic violence, is "Blueprint for the Future."
Part of that blueprint certainly will involve trying to reduce train-vehicle collisions at the nation's...
OF THE MANY causes of traffic violence, drunk driving is probably the one that physicians can do the most to prevent. By assessing and treating alcohol abuse and alcoholism in their patients, physicians can play an important role in preventing some traffic deaths and injuries.
Almost half of all...
This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract IN THE MID-1990s, some of the most sophisticated equipment yet devised to study the problem of traffic-associated violence is expected to be in operation...
NEXT WEEK, physicians and others will gather in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines, Ill, for a course in using the Abbreviated Injury Scale to assess the severity of trauma from traffic violence. (Please see accompanying article.)
Such courses are just one activity of the Association for the...
IT IS nearly 93 years since the epidemic apparently began in its present form.
The epidemic is traffic violence. And, while people had been killed or injured in chariot, carriage, wagon, or other traffic before then, today's motorized mayhem is believed to have begun September 13, 1899.
HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT of a smuggler last month by Immigration and Naturalization Service border patrol officers led to the death of six Californians hit by the vehicle being chased.
Such "hot pursuit," says the Washington, DC—based Automobile Association of America Foundation for...
THE NATION'S motorists are growing grayer—if not from the hazards of driving in today's traffic, then in concession to the passing of the years. The number of US motorists 65 years of age or older has doubled since the early 1980s to a total of some 22 million—about one in every eight...
RIDING A BICYCLE is good for your health—if you don't fall off. This truism has led to the increasing development of products aimed at avoiding unexpected descent or, when the inevitable occurs, minimizing damage as flesh meets cement.
At the same time, the type of "safety first" thinking that...
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