Spinal Cord Injury

How This Indiana City Reduced Traffic Accident Fatalities

The city of Camel, Indiana has been able to make serious progress in reducing the number of persons killed in traffic accidents within the city. The City now has a traffic accident fatality rate of 2 deaths for every 100,000 persons, which is staggeringly low compared to the national average of 12 per 100,000 persons. […]

High-Risk Drunk Drivers Involved in Most Fatal Accidents

A disproportionate number of high-risk drunk drivers, including repeat offenders, are involved in most fatal drunk driving accidents. The Governor’s Highway Safety Association recommends an “individualized justice” approach to reduce the risk of high- risk offenders being out on Indiana streets, endangering lives. There is no denying that there has been a lot of progress […]

Accidents Involving Children in Parking Lots

Most children are not under direct adult supervision when they are walking around a parking lot, and that places them at grave risk of injuries in an accident, a new study says. Parents pay less attention to their kids in parking lots, mindless of the great risks involved. The study spotlighting this was published in […]

Data Shows Truck Accident Fatalities Increased in 2018

Preliminary statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that truck accident- related fatalities actually increased in 2018 over the previous year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released forecast data for 2018, and predicts that when the final numbers arrive, they will prove devastating for the trucking industry. The agency is predicting […]

‘Do Not Disturb’ Cell Phone Feature Can Help Reduce Distracted Driving

Cell phone blocking features like the “Do Not Disturb” blocker on Apple’s iPhone can help reduce the rates of cell phone usage while driving. The encouraging results of a new study find that many motorists use such technologies to reduce distractions while driving. The study was conducted by the driving app Everdrive, and finds that […]

Drug Use, Drowsy Driving Contributes to Trucker Deaths

The driver of a large commercial truck is responsible for the safety of all motorists who are sharing the highway with him. According to statistics by the US Bureau of Labour Statistics, truck drivers are also responsible for causing their own deaths in accidents caused by drugged driving. In the year 2017, the number of […]

AAA Accident Prevention Tips: Drive Safely This Winter

Poor visibility, slippery roads and other factors can make driving a special challenge during winter. The Automobile Association of America is warning motorists about safe driving and accident prevention this winter season. Firstly, make sure that your car is in good shape to handle the challenges of driving in cold weather. Get your vehicle serviced […]

Magnetic Device Therapy Enhances Bladder Control in Spinal Injury Patients

Loss of bladder control is extremely common after a spinal injury. A team of UCLA researchers recently announced that they have successfully tried magnetic device therapy to enhance bladder control significantly in patients with a spinal injury. As many as 80 percent of patients who have suffered a spinal cord injury lose control over their […]