Long term effects:
-Between 15% and 40% of individuals who sustain a whiplash injury will go on to develop chronic neck pain (Car Accident Injury).
-Among those who are hospitalized for a traumatic brain injury, 43% continue to suffer from an associated disability one year following their injury (Car Accident Prevention).
-Although falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries, car accidents and traffic related incidents lead to the largest percentage of deaths due to traumatic brain injuries (31.8%) (Car Accident Injury).
-Road crashes cost the U.S. $230.6 billion per year, or an average of $820 per person (Road Crash Statistics).
-Over 100 billion dollars are spent every year to take care of the damage caused by auto accidents. (Road Crash Statistics).
-The average hospital bill typically is about $2,500. That's just for the precautionary tests (Chumita).
-Studies of the general population have found that approximately 9% of MVA survivors develop PTSD (Car Accident Injury).
-In one large study of MVA survivors who sought treatment, 27% had an anxiety disorder in addition to their PTSD, and 15% reported a phobia of driving (PTSD: National Center for PTSD).
-Apart from warfare, motor vehicle accidents have become a leading cause of PTSD (PTSD: National Center for PTSD).
-While talking or texting on a cell phone or driving your friends around are tempting, they’re dangerous distractions because they take your focus off the road (Car Accident Prevention).
-Make sure you buckle up every time you get into the car, as a driver and a passenger (Car Accident Injury).
-The best way to protect yourself behind the wheel? Gain experience (Car Accident Prevention).
Inside the Numbers:
-About one-third of all traumatic brain injuries in adolescents (10 to 19 years of age) occur as a result of motor vehicle accidents (Chumita).
-42% of all in-hospital deaths in adolescents with traumatic brain injuries are because of motor vehicle accidents (Car Accident Injury).
-Road crashes are the single greatest annual cause of death of healthy U.S. citizens traveling abroad (Road Crash Statistics).
-Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day (Road Crash Statistics).
-Unless action is taken, road traffic injuries are predicted to become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030 (Road Crash Statistics).
-I really enjoyed this project and learning more about car wrecks
-I got a lot of answers from multiple sources for 4 of my 5 questions
-I was hoping to find a more in depth answer to preventing car wrecks not just the typical answers that we see everyday
-If I could change one thing it would be my pace
-Overall, I was satisfied with the answers I got and the things I learned throughout this
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