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ERIC Number: EJ1014370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
A Science that Saves Lives
Jones, Linda; Jones, Griff
Science Teacher, v80 n1 p32-36 Jan 2013
Sixty-seven deaths per week, nine per day, one every two hours: Motor-vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teenagers in the United States, and although fatalities have declined in recent years, almost 3,500 teenagers still die every year in motor vehicle crashes (NHTSA 2011). In fact, 35% of all deaths among 16- to 19-year-olds are related to motor vehicles (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control 2006). This article outlines an attempt to use research from the emerging field of crash science to teach truly life-saving lessons. (Contains 3 figures and 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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