Automobile accidents are a common problem in Germany. They are a major cause of injuries and deaths. For the average German they result in about three or four traffic accidents and two or three hospital visits every year.
A major cause of vehicular injury is collisions with stationary/slow moving vehicles. The number of vehicles involved in collisions is increasing and the number of fatalities (including pedestrians) are also rising. Motor vehicle manufacturers and others need to reduce the number and weight of large and heavy-duty vehicles, and the number of occupants in these vehicles.
The U.S. Bureau of Transportation statistics indicates that approximately 1.26 million people are injured in vehicle accidents in the U.S. each year. Of these 1.26 million people, approximately 434,000 people require hospitalization. The U.S. Department of Transportation also states that the U.S. has the highest rate of traffic deaths of any industrialized country despite the fact that we drive less than one-fourth as much as the people of Europe. Findings from a recent study was also done to inform the American public of the high number of fatalities caused by road-vehicles. The high number of fatalities is not the result of automobiles per capita, but rather due to the number of automobiles in the road systems in the U.S.
In addition to the standard traffic safety interventions, PTE interventions were not effective in changing the prevalence, incidence, or cause-specific mortality of accidents in this sample. PTE programs might be cost-beneficial, but they must be performed in a comprehensive safety program.
Most of the injuries of automotive accidents (over 90%) required immediate medical attention, but the vast majority required no treatment. There are, however, several common treatments of injuries which are relatively cheap and simple. Thus, it is not surprising that the automobile industry often offers to finance these treatments if they are not included in the insurance plan. The insurance industry has been slow in recognizing these cases after their occurrence. Many patients require expensive medical expenses as a result of injuries from automotive accidents. Auto insurance policies provide coverages only for specific types of collisions. However, to receive the complete benefits of the coverage, the injuries would need to occur during the coverage period. If injuries occur before the coverage period, then insurers may not cover such accidents.
Automobile accident patients have significant injuries to the back and shoulders, and may have severe facial injuries. It is important to have a strong clinical suspicion and high index of suspicion for the presence of automobile accidents in hospitalized patients, especially if they have severe facial injuries.
Automobile accidents cannot be cured if they lead to no damage due to treatment. Treatment of the primary injury is the only means to reduce the risk of re-injury. It should be emphasized that the primary injury itself cannot be cured in an automobile accident.
Both parent-friendly and peer-friendly interventions had better short-term outcomes than the control treatment, which were significant for the peer-friendly control group. Parent-friendly interventions also had long-term improved outcomes when they started at 3 months versus 12 months after the accident. Data from a recent study suggest that interventions that improve the adjustment of adolescents and parents have significant short-term and long-term improvements when given to those who have had an automobile accident.
Findings from a recent study demonstrate the high prevalence of family history in this Brazilian population. No association was found between family history of family members with traffic accidents; this suggests that familial predisposition cannot explain the high incidence of traffic accidents in Brazil.
Parent-teen interventions usually take a multicomponent approach to addressing multiple risk factors for problem behavior and substance use. Implications for future research are discussed, and directions for future intervention research are proposed.
If someone's chances of being involved in an accident is higher at the higher age of 16–18 years and lower at the lower age of 13–15 years, then the average age at which most people will be involved in a crash due to a teenage driver is 10–12 years. If more teenagers driving cars die at the higher age of 16–18 years than at 13–15 years, then the average age at which most people will die as a result of a teenage driver is typically 15–17 years. The age range at which most teenage drivers are at increased risk for high injury crash injury deaths should be 16–17 years.
Common Side Effects of Parent-Teens Interventions by Intervention Timepoint and Intervention Content*<br>\nCommon Side Effects By Timepoint<br>\n*This table includes common side effects of all interventions.\n\nThis table includes common side effects in only one intervention group.\n\nThis table includes common side effects in all subgroups. Symptoms may be different from those in the table.