Driver who was texting- 23x higher accident

A texting driver is 23 more times likely to get into a car accident than a non texting driver.  For those people killed by a driver who was distracted, 995 reported that they used their cell phone or mobile phone.  The reason for this statistic should be clear to all of us who drive.  A driver who is texting takes his or …

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Teen drivers and initiative

In 1958, a TWA Super Constellation and a United DC-7 departed from Los Angeles three minutes apart headed east.  While over the Grand Canyon the two aircraft  maneuvered separately to give their passengers a better view of the canyon.  The planes collided killing all  128 people aboard both planes.  In response to the crash, the government invested 250 million dollars to upgrade the …

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Walk At Your Own Risk

Atlanta is not a city that is synonymous with walking. Transportation for America, a pedestrian and mass-transit advocate group, recently ranked the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta as the 10th-most dangerous metro area for pedestrians. Sidewalks often have cracks in the concrete, are poorly lit, and in many cases, do not even exist. Pedestrians are faced with even more dangerous situations because crosswalks …

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“Drive Safely – In Memory Of”: GDoT unveils memorial signs

On Tuesday, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced that it will permit signs memorializing the victims of traffic accidents on federal and state highways. The Department unveiled the 15 inch circular signs that will state “Drive Safely- In Memory of” with the victim’s name at the bottom. The approved memorial signs will be installed as close to the scene of …

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Unsafe At Any Speed

Nearly 32,000 people in the United States die each year as the result of automobile collision. Now imagine how greater the number would be if you took away seat belts, shatter-proof windshields, and other safety features. 2011 marks the 45th anniversary of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.  After publication of Ralph Nader’s scathing expose on safety standards …

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Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, and Rolaids Recall

The recalled products include junior strength Motrin, children’s Tylenol grape meltaway tablets, extra strength Tylenol, extra strength Tylenol rapid release gelcaps, extra strength Tylenol PM geltabs, Motrin caplets, extra strength Rolaids fresh mint tablets, St. Joseph Aspirin chewable orange tablets and Benedryl allergy ultratab tablets. They were recalled from a number of lots because of an “unusual moldy, musty or …

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Crib Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and two distributors, Caramia Furniture and Mother Hubbard Cupboard’s of Ontario, Canada, issued a voluntary recall of the “Diane” drop side crib on Thursday, January 14, 2010. People who own these products should stop using them and contact the manufacturer. The recall was issued because the slats on the cribs drop-side can detach from …

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Gas Can Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and No-Spill LLC issued a voluntary recall of the No-Spill 5-gallon Gasoline Cans. People who own these products should stop using them and contact the manufacturer. The recall was issued because the gas containers may leak fuel where the spout is attached to the can. Obviously this is may be extremely dangerous to the …

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Maclaren Strollers Recalled

After 12 finger amputations, Maclaren is recalling about a million strollers. According to the Maclaren website, this includes the following models: Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, Techno XLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller.

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