Driving Safety

Becker, Les
August 2007
Fire Chief;Aug2007, Vol. 51 Issue 8, p106
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the new strategy for reducing injuries and fatalities in ambulance accidents in the U.S. First, it is necessary to examine some realities of ambulance operation. Another one is to review factors that contribute to the ambulance crash during emergency-response conditions. Above all, the use of safety belts is the single most effective means of reducing fatal and nonfatal injuries in motor-vehicle crashes.


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