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Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM, FACPM, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the authors of "Driving Behavior and Road Traffic Crashes Among Professional and Nonprofessional Drivers in South Egypt” (abstract available), which was published in the International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion on July 8.

The authors aimed to investigate the correlates with driving behaviors and road traffic crashes (RTCs) among professional and nonprofessional drivers in South Egypt. They found that that professional drivers had more lapses, errors, and violations compared to nonprofessional drivers and female drivers were more likely to lapse than males. Driving lapses, errors, and violations did not significantly increase the risk of RTCs.