Designated Drivers Often Drink Themselves, Study Finds
MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Having a designated driver
sounds like a great idea, but a new study found that more than
one-third of those who were supposed to drive their pals home
safely had been boozing it up themselves.
Seniors More Likely to Crash When Driving With Pet: Study
SATURDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- Animals make great
companions for senior citizens, but elderly people who always drive
with a pet in the car are far more likely to crash than those who
never drive with a pet, researchers have found.
Weekend 'Catch-Up' Sleep May Cut Young Drivers' Crash Risk
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Young drivers who get behind the wheel while drowsy run a higher risk of getting into car crashes, but Australian researchers have found that not catching up on missed sleep on weekends puts them in even greater danger of having an accident at night.
FDA: Lower Ambien's Dose to Prevent Drowsy Driving
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration has approved new, lower-dose labeling for the
popular sleep drug Ambien (zolpidem) in an effort to cut down on
daytime drowsiness that could be a hazard while performing certain
tasks such as driving.