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ADHD medication and crash risk

Florida drivers who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may see their risk for getting in a motor vehicle accident fall if they keep up with their prescribed medications. This is according to a study that examined the health claim records of over 2.3 million ADHD patients who had sought emergency care due to vehicle crashes from 2005 to 2014.

Motorcycle injuries and protective gear

While some motorcyclists might argue that full gear is required at all times if the body is to be fully protected on the roadway, local bikers might question whether this is necessarily true given that the state of Florida does not require all riders to wear motorcycle helmets. Separate studies were conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Association for The Advancement Of Automotive Medicine, World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control using data collected at various points between 1998 and 2008. Considered as a whole, the research sheds light on the relationship between motorcycle safety and protective gear.

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