Pedestrian Safety: Pedestrian Deaths Still High

Based on preliminary data, it looks like the number of pedestrian death for 2014 will be the same as the previous year, which is about 15% higher than in 2009. This is in spite of a 25% decrease in traffic fatalities overall, over the last decade. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) an […]

Brain Injury: What is Second Impact Syndrome?

Second impact syndrome (SIS), sometimes referred to as recurrent traumatic brain injury, is a brain injury that occurs when a repeat injury is sustained before a previous brain injury has healed. SIS is often fatal. It occurs in teenagers and young adults, typically high school and college athletes. Those who survive usually suffer serious and […]

Brain Injury: Concussion Recovery

If you suspect that you may have suffered a concussion, you should seek immediate medical attention, even if you feel fine immediately after the incident. If can take hours or days for symptoms to develop, and the damage can continue to progress over time, to the point that it is fatal. If you have been […]

Brain Injury: Returning Headaches A Serious Signal

Traumatic brain injury is a serious public health problem but knowing a few facts can help protect yourself and your family. Possibly the most important thing that you need to know is that symptoms of a life-threatening brain injury can be delayed. The symptoms may not show up for hours or days after injury, then […]

School Safety: Walking and Biking

In an age where kids spend most of their time staring at a screen instead of playing outside, walking and biking to school can provide much needed physical activity. It may even improve your child’s academic performance. A 2012 Danish study found that kids who walked or rode their bicycles to school performed better on […]

Bicycle Safety: Tips for a Safe Commute

More people are bicycling to work than ever. According to a recent report by USA Today, the number of bicycle commuters has increased by about 60% in the past decade. In 2008 through 2012 about 786,000 people were commuting by bike in the U.S. Although bicyclists account for less than 1% of all commuters, many […]

Bicycle Safety: Inspection and Maintenance

Performing a basic inspection of your bicycle each time before your ride, and some deeper inspections on a regular basis, as well as routine maintenance, can help you avoid an accident or a breakdown while you are out on the road. Catching problems early can prevent further damage and more serious and costly repairs in […]

Bicycle Safety: Safety Gear

Safety gear that helps prevent a collision with a motor vehicle is much more effective than gear meant to protect you in the event of an accident. Helmets can help minimize the seriousness of brain and head injuries and should always be worn when biking, but they do not prevent accidents and their overall effectiveness […]

Bicycle Safety: Most Common Type of Collisions with Cars

Every time you ride your bike in traffic, you are taking your life in your own hands. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it, but that you cannot rely on the law, the rules of the road, or your right-of-way to protect you from getting hit by a car. Here are some of the most […]