Expert Offers Car Seat Safety Tips

SATURDAY, Oct. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although it can sometimes be a challenge to get a cranky, wriggling toddler into a child car seat, those safety devices can protect youngsters from serious injuries in an accident.

'Drugged Driving' on the Rise in U.S.

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are under the influence of drugs while they drive, even as drunk driving rates decline, new research shows.

Distractions Make Alcohol Even More Dangerous for Drivers

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Just a bit of alcohol coupled with a distraction, such as a text message or changing a radio station, can double the odds of trouble on the road, new research suggests.

Many Parents Overlook Booster Seat Safety

THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kids old enough to use booster seats are twice as likely to be seriously injured or killed in car accidents as babies are. But, these bigger car seats are often overlooked during safety inspections, a new study finds.

'Mud Bogging' Motor Sport Tied to Carbon Monoxide Poisonings, Deaths

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The off-road motor sport known as mud bogging can put drivers and passengers at risk of potentially lethal carbon monoxide poisoning, researchers say.

Teens Not the Only Ones Using Cellphones While Driving

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers aren't the only ones prone to texting and talking while driving: A new survey finds that the vast majority of adults use their cellphones behind the wheel.

Don't Let Bedbugs Ruin Your Vacation

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bedbug infestations are on the rise, but savvy travelers know how to stop the pests from spoiling holiday trips.

Expert Offers School Bus Safety Tips

MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- School bus safety is one of the many things parents need to review with their children before the start of the new school year, an expert says.

Health Tip: Make Sure Children Use ATVs Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Before your child takes an initial ride on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), make sure he or she is prepared with the right training and equipment.

Alcohol, Pot Combo Impairs Driving More Than Either Alone

FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking alcohol and smoking pot at the same time hampers driving skills more than consuming one alone does, a new study shows.