Health

Sleep expert warns against drowsy driving on road trips

Road trips are a summer tradition for many families, but some drivers are so focused on reaching their destination that they tend to ignore their bodies' need for sleep. However, Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Philip Alapat ...

Health

How does noise affect children?

Many parents know that loud noise can hurt a child's hearing. Very loud sounds—from fireworks or firearms, for example—can cause immediate damage. Using personal listening devices for music, videos and classes can also ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Anxious driver? There are ways to ease your stress

It's not unusual to experience driving anxiety. Living in cities with heavy traffic, five-lane highways and little public transportation can make it even harder.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychologist offers tips for overcoming driving anxiety

Feeling anxious behind the wheel is common, especially among those who live in cities with heavy traffic and little public transportation. A Baylor College of Medicine psychologist explains anxiety surrounding driving and ...

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Road traffic safety

Road traffic safety aims to reduce the harm (deaths, injuries, and property damage) resulting from crashes of road vehicles. Harm from road traffic crashes is greater than that from all other transportation modes (air, sea, space, off-terrain, etc.) combined.[citation needed]

Road traffic safety deals exclusively with road traffic crashes – how to reduce their number and their consequences. A road traffic crash is an event involving a road vehicle that results in harm. For reasons of clear data collection, only harm involving a road vehicle is included. A person tripping with fatal consequences on a public road is not included as a road-traffic fatality. To be counted a pedestrian fatality, the victim must be struck by a road vehicle.

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