Solution to growing number of older motorists dying in motor vehicle accidents: Self-driving vehicles
By Rich Schneider, IU Communications Specialist
To address the increasing numbers of older motorists dying in motor vehicle accidents, a public health expert at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has a high-tech solution: hands-free driving.
A study looking at deaths resulting from right-angle motor vehicle crashes shows the elderly are at an extreme survival disadvantage compared to their younger counterparts, said Timothy D. McFarlane, a visiting lecturer in epidemiology.
If Jessica Gonzalez Contreras had given an acceptance speech like they do for the Oscars, she knows who she would have thanked when she received a national health award. Contreras credits her educational experiences at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis for her Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Award, created by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.