Our 100th Blog Post!

January 14, 2014

I'm proud to note that today's post marks our 100th blog post! We are excited for improvements to our blog this year, but also wanted to take a look back at our most popular blog posts from the last year. They are:

1. A Tragic Mix: Teens Driving Multiple Passengers - On the heels of multiple tragic teen driver deaths in in March 2013, Suzanne Hill suggests how parents can help train their teens to become both safer drivers, as well as passengers, and how teens can discuss ways to support each other in making safer choices.

2. A Pink Decal to Prevent Teen Crashes? - Christine Norris describes the effects of Kyleigh's Law in NJ on teen crash rates and how some parents are taking the decal idea into their own hands in other states. 

3. A Lesson in Royal Car Seat Safety - On July 23rd, 2013, the UK's little Prince George transfixed the world during his debut upon his discharge from the hospital. However, many car seat experts noted some safety concerns regarding his placement in his infant car seat. In this blog post, Lindsey Mitros provides a resource to learn about best practices for child passenger safety.

4. Driving in Teens with Autism - In this blog post, I discussed what we know about how teens with autism spectrum disorders drive and what we can do to help them.

5. Babies Have a Say On Comfort of Rear-facing Car Seats - Julie Bing, a research associate engineer at the Injury Biomechanics Research Center at The Ohio State University and CChIPS investigator, describes the findings of an observational study quantifying the comfort of 22- to 26-month-olds in rear versus forward-facing car seats. 

Other quick facts:

  • Over 20 different authors (from CIRP and external collaborators) have penned posts for our blog, lending a diverse perspective among various injury prevention topics.
  • Our top 3 most common blog post topics/categories: Teen Driver Safety (35 posts), Child Passenger Safety (26 posts), Child, Parenting, and Healthcare Provider Issues (24 posts).
  • We've had over 250 blog subscribers to date.
  • Our blog posts have garnered a combined 21,000 page views.

Thank you to our readers for making our first year a success! We promise an even wider array of injury prevention topics and authors in the year to come. Stay tuned!