In Brief: Apr. 17, 2000

STYLISH AND SAFE Eighty percent of senior citizens suffer some impairment to their mobility, which often forces them to give up their homes or install ugly ramps and rails. But a new book, High-Access Home, by Charles A. Riley II, suggests other options that combine aesthetics and accessibility for people with all sorts of disabilities. Using what he calls "universal design," Riley shows how barrier-free living can be both easy and attractive.

ON THE ROAD Researchers have found that for teen drivers, the risk of fatal injuries in a car crash increases with the number of passengers. Sixteen-year-old drivers carrying one...

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