Record Number of Recalls Issued to Prevent Defective Product Injuries by Faulty Airbags

Airbags Should Save Lives – Not Endanger Them! When you think of the airbag in your car, you are reassured that, in the event of a crash, you will be protected. Indeed, airbags have saved many lives since they first appeared en masse in 1981 Mercedes S-Class automobiles. Between 1991 and 2001, airbags saved an […]

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Study Shows Many Parents Uninformed about Car Seat Safety

Not a trivial problem Any Tampa injury attorney will agree that the best way to secure a vehicle passenger that is a child is with appropriate safety seats. A World Health Organization report entitled “Children and Road Traffic Injury” states that in high income countries, 50 percent of all passenger related traffic deaths are children. […]

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Federal Agency Waives CDL Requirements for Military Veterans Returning as Truckers

Since 2011, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has waived some requirements for veterans to obtain a commercial driver’s license. The initiative has encouraged some trucking companies to actively recruit veterans who may offer a variety of advantages, such as an increased work ethic and dedication to the job. Due to the ongoing shortage of […]

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2012 Saw Increase in Traffic Fatalities in US

The National Safety Council has reported that the number of traffic fatalities in the United States increased during 2012. For the last six years, traffic fatality rates have been in decline. However, after measuring the number of traffic accidents from the first six months of 2012, the council found that this period represented a higher […]

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How Improper Tire Pressure Puts Drivers at Risk for Accidents

Properly maintained tires play a crucial rule in road safety that some drivers ignore at their own peril. By regularly checking your vehicle for tire proper pressure, you can help do your part in ensuring that our road’s are as safe as possible. If a vehicle’s tires have uneven tread or inflation, then a vehicle […]

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Four Types of Medical Errors Associated with Malpractice Injuries

If a healthcare provider commits a medical error, the patient may have a claim against him or her for medical malpractice. Some of the most common types of medical errors are explained below. Diagnostic Error A diagnostic error occurs when a healthcare provider does not accurately diagnose the patient. While some symptoms are common to […]

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Compounding Pharmacies in Massachusetts Fail Safety Inspections

A recent surprise inspection of Massachusetts specialty pharmacies found that many such groups did not meet safety standards. In fact, Boston.com reports that 89 percent of these compound pharmacies did not meet safety standards. Deadly Impact of Contamination The Department of Public Health investigated pharmacies after a Framingham group was linked to a recent outbreak […]

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New Series of Videos Created by Teens Encourages Safe Driving

Teens are helping to create high-impact videos in an attempt to help influence their peers to drive in a safe and responsible manner. The United States Department of Transportation and Bridestone Americas are working together to take these videos and release them as a series. The videos are being submitted as entrance into the 2012 […]

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Research Reveals Dangers of Multitasking with Driving

A recent study from the University of Utah indicates that drivers who use cell phones the most often are particularly inefficient at multitasking. While the study revealed that most individuals believed that they had above-average multitasking abilities, these individuals were the most likely ones to use cell phones or similar devices while driving. This research […]

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Federal Study Reveals Many Drivers Fall Asleep at the Wheel

A new report compiled by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that falling asleep behind the wheel is happening more frequently. Interviews conducted in 19 states with over 140,000 participants showed 4.2 percent of participants stated that in the past month they had fallen asleep behind the wheel at least once. The […]

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