Safety - Safety Awareness Chapter 8 Accidents 1-39 years of...

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Safety Awareness Chapter 8
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Accidents 1-39 years of age, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death 5 th leading cause of death in the United States
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Contributing Factors Attitudes Alcohol/Drugs Emotions
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Motor Vehicle Accidents Leading cause of accidental death #1 killer of young adults 15 Aggies die in car accidents in 2005
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Motor Vehicle Accidents cont… Driving While Intoxicated – 40% Drowsy Driving - 22% Most fall-asleep crashes involve young people (particularly young, male drivers under the age of 30) All Other Driver Distractions – 18% Multi-tasking - cell phone usage, distracted with passengers, putting on make-up, etc…
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Motor Vehicle Accidents cont… Speeding Disregarding traffic signals Failure to yield right of way Driving on icy roads, in flood waters Poor car maintenance
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Drowsy Driving Drivers younger than age 30 account for almost 2/3 of drowsy-driving crashes, although drivers of that age group only comprise 1/4 of licensed drivers The 30 and under age group were four times more likely to have a fall-asleep crash compared to drivers over the age of thirty
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Crime on College Campuses Mostly crimes of opportunity Theft Stalking Sexual Assault Clery Act
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Ways to Short-Circuit ID Theft on Campus Guard your mail. Use U.S. Postal mailbox for outgoing mail. Opt out of preapproved credit card offers. Deep-six the junk mail.
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course KINE 198 taught by Professor Any during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.

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Safety - Safety Awareness Chapter 8 Accidents 1-39 years of...

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