5053.0 Motor Vehicle-Related Injury

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 8:30 AM
Motor-vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death worldwide. This important session introduces attendees to the most recent research in this field, highlighting work on topics including dangerous intersections, safety belt use, older drivers, and novice teenage drivers.
Session Objectives: 1. Evaluate factors that influence the risk of collision and injury from vehicle left turns. 2. Critique the effectiveness of rear seat belts for preventing injuries. 3. List factors associated with older drivers crashing at intersections. 4. Discuss parents’ views teenagers’ driving practices and licensing policies. 5. Describe factors associated with differences in seat belt usage across US counties.

8:30 AM
Comparison of intersection and mid-block left turn collisions in the United States
Bahman Roudsari, MD MPH PhD, Robert Kaufman, BS and Raminder Nirula, MD MPH
8:45 AM
Effectiveness of Rear Seat Safety Belt Use
Motao Zhu, MD, MS, Peter Cummings, MD MPH, Haitao Chu, MD, PhD and Larry Cook, MStat
9:00 AM
Factors leading to older drivers' intersection crashes
Keli A. Braitman, PhD, Bevan B. Kirley, MS and Neil K. Chaudhary, PhD
9:30 AM
County variations in seatbelt use: A multilevel modeling study
David Schlundt, PhD, Nathaniel C. Briggs, MD, MSc and Irwin A. Goldzweig, MS

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services
Endorsed by: Gerontological Health

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing