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Teens & Distracted Driving

Summary: Distracted driving deaths are becoming more and more common everyday, especially in teen drivers. Learn what needs to be done.
Air Date: 3/29/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Leigh Vinocur
Guest Bio: Dr. Hugh Hill
Dr. Hugh Hill has worked in emergency medicine for about 30 years. He was at Bayview Medical Center before entering government service with Health and Human Services. While at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Dr. Hill acted as Director of the Coverage and Analysis Group, which decides which new services and products Medicare will cover, and in the Program Integrity Group, which fights fraud, waste, and abuse in Medicare. Hugh returned to Bayview in 2003 and in addition to attending in the emergency department, he is the Director of the Fast Track, offering no-appointment care for the less severely ill and injured.

He has been the Director of seven Emergency Departments, including the Navy’s Bethesda Medical Center, and other trauma and referral centers. In addition to his certification in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Hill is certified by the American Board of Law and Medicine, and has published extensively in legal medicine. He is an Examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

In his home community of Montgomery County Maryland, Hugh is the President of the area’s largest and oldest free health care service organization, with 19 clinics. He continues to serve as a volunteer physician for this non-profit – Mobile Medical Care, as he has for 15 years.
Teens & Distracted Driving
Nowadays people are busier than ever and constant distractions are everywhere!

With smartphones, tablets and other devices people are constantly tapped into texts, emails, social media and more. It shouldn't have to be said that these tasks should not be dealt with while behind the wheel of a car, but sadly they are.

Distracted driving injuries and fatalities are on the rise. Learn why we as a society need to reduce this growing epidemic.
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