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Traffic Accidents

Tennessee Considers Bill To Protect Drivers Who Hit Protesters

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are pushing for a new law that would protect drivers who injure protesters who block traffic from being sued. The b...

A Truck Driver Has Lost His Marbles -- All 38,000 Pounds Of Them

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2017 | Weird News

Clean up on I-465. A truck carrying 38,000 pounds of marbles lost its trailer in Indianapolis on Saturday morning, causing the contents to spill onto...

At Least 7 Dead And Over 50 Injured As London Tram Overturns

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.09.2016 | World

LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed and more than 50 injured when a tram overturned on Wednesday morning in south London, poli...

What South Africa learned from Australia to stop thousands of car crashes

Apolitical | Posted 10.24.2016 | Impact

2,700 South Africans are walking around alive today because of a regional government's effort to tackle road deaths with lessons learnt from an Austra...

5 Vital Checks To Put Up To Prevent Car Accidents

Toby Nwazor | Posted 10.12.2016 | Green
Toby Nwazor

Below are five vital checks that can be done before and while driving to reduce the likelihood of an accident.

A Brief Introduction to Commercial Truck Accident Litigation

Brad Reid | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Commercial truck traffic accident litigation has several unique aspects beyond the basic "what happened" that is true of all traffic accidents. There ...

Top 10 Most Dangerous States To Drive In

24/7 Wall St. | Casey Williams | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business

This article was originally published on 24/7 Wall St. The number of fatal car crashes in the United States has declined, at least partially due to ...

If We Had A Dollar For Every Right Driving Decision We Made..

Ursula Nwobu | Posted 04.26.2016 | Crime
Ursula Nwobu

Drivers who refuse to be sober and focused when driving should be held accountable. If attorneys need to be consulted then they ought to, so that families can have a hedge against such sad and difficult episodes.

Gun Deaths Are Now Outpacing Traffic Deaths In 21 States, And Counting

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics

More people died from guns than from motor vehicle accidents in 21 states in 2014, according to a report released this week. The Violence Policy Cente...

Congress' Carbon For Safety Charade

Margo T. Oge | Posted 11.19.2016 | Green
Margo T. Oge

There is no science that suggests that any of these technologies reduces fuel consumption or pollution. Instead, the House bill is arbitrary, unscientific and removes the incentives for the automakers that have led to so many advances in efficiency.

Excess Weight Doesn't Serve as a Cushion in a Car Crash

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 11.16.2016 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

"I know plenty of people that weigh more than me, and they don't have any health problems. I might be fat, but I'm doing fine." This is a refrain I h...

Highway Safety Chief Calls For Seat Belts In Every School Bus

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.11.2015 | Parents

Seat belts have proven to reduce injury from car accidents, but currently, they're not required in all school buses. A new recommendation is working t...

Tackling the Invisible Pandemic on Our Roads

Jean Todt | Posted 09.22.2016 | World
Jean Todt

According to the World Health Organization, road traffic accidents are now the eighth leading cause of death globally, and the leading cause of death among young people aged 15-29. Yet, in the vast majority of cases, these tragedies we somehow translate into "acceptable losses."

Shifting Our Perspetive With Quirks of the Day Inspiration

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 08.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

It was a drop-my-keys, spill-my-tea-and-honey, trip-over-the-dog morning. It was a full moon, I have since discovered. The little warnings did not go...

Why Cops Know More About You Than Paramedics

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

I am by no means an expert in health IT, but I do know that we need to demand more from these systems. And that includes more interoperability, easier access, and up-to-date information.

The Driving Edge in Tanzania and Massachusetts

Phil Latessa | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Phil Latessa

There are many things to fear in Tanzania besides Ebola. These include malaria, typhoid fever, food poisoning and traffic accidents. In two of the largest cities in the country, driving--or walking--is very dangerous.

WATCH: Yes, That Cement Truck Is About To Crash Into This Car

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.10.2014 | Weird News

Thanks to the prevalence of dash cams in Russia, the Internet is no stranger to bizarre, humorous and downright frightening traffic videos. On Tues...

WATCH: Never, Ever Cross Against The Red

Posted 03.05.2014 | Crime

A teen in Southern California was hit twice while running across a busy intersection in a harrowing scene caught by a surveillance camera. The 14-...

Activist Group Changes The Speed Limit In Brooklyn

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.25.2013 | New York

Members of "Right of Way," a street safety activist group, installed a series of guerilla speed limit signs in Brooklyn Saturday. The signs, which rea...

The Line Between Convenience and Distraction

Debbie Hersman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Debbie Hersman

Clearly, it is not enough that a driver have his hands on the wheel and eyes on the road; he must also have his head in the game.

We Can Take Back Control of The Public Safety Epidemic on Our Roads –- And Technology is The Answer

Brandon Nixon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Brandon Nixon

Somehow we accept that drunken, drowsy, distracted and aggressive driving are a given. We're more equipped than ever to fight back and yet? Despite the rise in traffic deaths, we're giving in.

Slow Down! NYPD Cracking Down On Speeders

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.17.2013 | New York

The NYPD announced Wednesday that officers issued a total of 736 speeding tickets to motorists this past weekend across all five boroughs as part of a...

America, It's Time For An Intervention: Drug Overdoses Are Killing More People Than Cars, Guns

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

The world can be a dangerous place, but even with all the bad drivers, treacherous heights and violence, more people are dying from drug overdoses tha...

Cell Phones Don't Kill People, Cars Kill People

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 10.19.2013 | Technology
Philip N. Cohen

A new report from the federal government shows that, of 29,757 fatal crashes in 2011, 10 percent were reported to involve a distracted driver. Of those distracted-driver crashes, 12 percent involved a driver using a cell phone.

Florida Finally Bans Texting and Driving

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 10.19.2013 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

Florida will finally ban texting and driving -- but why has it taken so long, and how does the new law really work?