Are SUVs Fueling the Pedestrian Fatality Surge?

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Are SUVs Fueling the Pedestrian Fatality Surge?

If the news reports are right, it comes down to this: Walk at your own risk. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently released a report noting that pedestrian deaths have increased 46% since 2009. Most pedestrian deaths occur not at intersections, but on busy, dark roads in suburbs and cities around the country. The…

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Could Mobile Apps Be Effective in Testing Impairment?

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Could Mobile Apps Be Effective in Testing Impairment?

Can you imagine a day when your smartphone can test whether you are too impaired to drive? The day may soon come. According to a recent Wired article, there are mobile apps being developed that can test you to determine your level of mental and physical impairment related to factors such as drinking, smoking marijuana…

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Keyless Cars and the Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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Keyless Cars and the Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Keyless ignitions on new vehicles have gained in popularity in recent years, but a startling report from the New York Times reveals something alarming: Dozens of people have been killed from carbon monoxide poisoning after they did not turn off the keyless ignition on their car. The Times report notes that 28 people since 2006…

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Uber Touts Background Checks, but Are They Doing Enough?

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Uber Touts Background Checks, but Are They Doing Enough?

It has taken many years, but Uber last month finally announced safety upgrades that it says will help to keep its ride-hail customers in the U.S. safe. Uber stated that it would first add an emergency 911 feature like a panic button, which would connect a passenger directly with emergency personnel and to share the…

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MTBIs Endanger Accident Victims of Every Age Group

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Each year, more than one million Americans of all ages are admitted to emergency departments with symptoms of concussions or other mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs). Most are treated and released the same day. But will these victims experience ongoing cognitive problems over the long term? And what difference, if any, do the victims’ ages…

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