May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month [Infographic]

Posted on: May 2nd, 2016

The month of May has been dedicated by transportation safety officials to promoting motorcycle safety to prevent crashes, injuries and deaths. As the weather warms up for spring and more riders hit the roads, taking the time to review motorcycle safety – and to check out the facts about the causes, prevalence and impacts of […]

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Toys Too Terrible to Tolerate: A Ranking of the Most Dangerous Toys for Kids

Posted on: January 31st, 2016

Every three minutes, a child is treated at a U.S. emergency room for a toy-related injury, according to a recent study published in Clinical Pediatrics. While some of these injuries can result from improperly using toys or not having the right safety equipment, in other cases, the faulty designs of toys, toxic materials or improper […]

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NHTSA Looks to Improve Vehicle Safety, Detection of Vehicle Defects with New Shared Data System

Posted on: January 27th, 2016

The auto industry has recently been shaken by a series of vehicle defects affecting passenger vehicles made by various manufacturers. While regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have taken action to issue recalls and fine automakers for their oversights that put the driving public at risk, they have also sharpened their resolve […]

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Fighting the War against Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016

The University of Michigan has teamed up with the U.S. Department of Defense for The Massey Foundation Traumatic Brain Injury Grand Challenge that will identify and award $15 million in contracts to companies that carry out ongoing research to combat traumatic brain injury (TBI). The judges awarding the contracts are also highly focused on finding […]

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New FMCSA Rule Warns Trucking Companies: Keep On Trucking or Hit the Road Jack

Posted on: January 18th, 2016

Truckers and commercial carriers have a new federally mandated Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) measure to meet in order to stay on the road. On Jan. 15th, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a new rule that independent truckers and commercial carriers must meet in order stay in business. Although some say the new […]

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Autonomous Vehicles Have Higher Crash Rates than Standard Vehicles, Study Reveals

Posted on: January 13th, 2016

Autonomous vehicles or self-driving cars appear to be the go-to-car of the future, and several auto-manufacturers are creating new models. Makers of Tesla cars with an “auto-pilot” feature say their S Model is “probably better than a person” driver. In fact, in the race to develop self-driving vehicles, several titans and service providers of the […]

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Why are Train Wrecks on the Rise?

Posted on: January 8th, 2016

Historically, car-train collisions have been on the decline, but recent statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) show an increase nationally in these numbers. In fact, recent FRA data indicates that someone in the U.S. is hurt in a train accident every three hours or so. While various factors can contribute to train crashes, one […]

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How Risky Are Elderly Drivers on the Roads?

Posted on: January 4th, 2016

Sometimes perceived as perpetual Sunday or slow drivers, older drivers have been shown by some studies to have a higher risk of being in car accidents. Surprisingly, one of the factors associated with this elevated risk may be positive: Older drivers tend to be overly cautious! There are no current studies to suggest that drivers […]

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Gift Giving Safety Tips: How NOT to Injure a Child when Giving This Year

Posted on: December 18th, 2015

Giving gifts can be one of the most gratifying aspects of the holidays. While you may have good intentions when selecting and giving gifts, however, the toys you choose for children may come with some latent risks that could cause accidents and injuries. In fact, each year in the U.S., well over 183,000 children are […]

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5 Most Hazardous Items for the Elderly

Posted on: December 14th, 2015

The products and items we have at home are generally intended to keep us comfortable and safe and/or facilitate the activities of our daily lives. Some of these products, however, may present some risks, especially for the elderly who can be living with vision, balancing and/or mobility limitations. In fact, according to the Centers for […]

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