Low- And Medium-Speed Vehicles Shouldn’t Mix With Regular Vehicles on Public Roads

Low- and medium-speed vehicles shouldn’t mix with regular vehicles on public roads. Low-speed vehicles aren’t designed to protect their occupants in crashes. Although low-speed vehicles (LSVs) must be equipped with basic features like lights, mirrors and safety belts, they are exempt from most federal motor vehicle safety standards, and they don’t have to meet any…

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Brain Injury in Children

Incidence Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability and death in children and adolescents in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the two age groups at greatest risk for TBI are age 0-4 and 15-19. Among those ages 0 to 19, each year an average of: 62,000…

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New vehicle seat and head restraint designs are reducing neck injuries in rear-end crashes

New research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds that some new designs of seats and head restraints are reducing neck injuries among car occupants involved in rear-end crashes. This is the first U.S. study to measure the effectiveness in real-world crashes of some of the innovative designs that manufacturers are beginning to introduce.…

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