Latest Accidents Stories

2009-07-01 09:45:00

New Study Shows More Forgiving Roads Would Save Lives and Cut Costs; Health Experts & Transportation Leaders Urge Congressional Action WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than half of U.S.

2009-06-26 08:20:42

An emergency rule intended to reduce the number of deaths and injuries associated with Hawaiian air tours was followed by a 47 percent reduction in sightseeing crashes, according to a new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Injury Research and Policy.

2009-03-11 05:00:00

NEW Car Interior Safety and Convenience Accessory Designed to 'Guard the Gap' and Protect Drivers from Potential Accidents LOS ANGELES, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, 80 percent of all crashes and 65 percent of all near-crashes involved the driver looking away from road, such as retrieving a cell phone from the gap between the driver seat and console, just prior to (within three seconds) the onset of the event.

2009-02-03 21:04:14

There was an increase in the rate of traffic fatalities in the U.S. Northeast three months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, researchers say. Psychologist Alexander J. Rothman and colleagues at the University of Minnesota analyzed records obtained from the U.S.

2009-02-02 13:37:42

The September 11 terrorist attacks had a profound impact on this country's psyche. Eight years after the attacks, we are still learning how those terrible events affected us.

2009-01-21 09:17:24

Street lighting provides a simple, low cost means of stemming the global epidemic of road traffic death and injury. Low income countries should consider installing more lights, and high income countries should think carefully before turning any off to reduce carbon emissions, is the advice from a new Cochrane Review.

2008-12-29 12:59:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twelve people were killed in traffic crashes investigated by state police during the five-day Christmas holiday driving period, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski said today.

2008-12-15 14:00:00

ITASCA, Ill., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media coverage of car crashes may harm rather than help public health, according to two new studies published in the National Safety Council's Journal of Safety Research.

2008-12-01 11:20:00

State Police Issue 5,840 Speeding Citations, Arrest 416 for DUI HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nine people were killed in crashes investigated by Pennsylvania State Police during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period, Commissioner Frank E.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.