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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 Cent...

Congress' Carbon For Safety Charade

Margo T. Oge | Posted 11.20.2015 | 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 11.16.2015 | 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...

Tackling the Invisible Pandemic on Our Roads

Jean Todt | Posted 09.22.2015 | 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."

California DMV Employees Traded Cash For Licenses, Feds Say

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.12.2015 | Crime

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Shifting Our Perspetive With Quirks of the Day Inspiration

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 08.05.2015 | 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 07.22.2015 | 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?

Homeless Man Dies After Being Hit By Mercedes On K Street

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A D.C. homeless man died after a Mercedes hit him on K Street, D.C. police said. At around 10:00 p.m. on May 16, Dereck Audrey start...

Newtown Shootings Should Spark Firearms Safety Research

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 02.20.2013 | Crime
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

At this juncture we need to accept firearms violence as a public health safety issue, provide for greater federally funded research, and ultimately use the findings to help develop evidence based legislation to protect us all.

New Orleans Fixes Red Lights After Isaac but Streetlights Are a Worry

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

If your block in New Orleans feels spooky at night, you're not alone.

The Case for Speed Cameras

Matthew Titone | Posted 11.08.2012 | New York
Matthew Titone

Despite all the hoopla and controversy, speed cameras may soon be a reality for the five boroughs of New York City. I hope local law makers and people throughout the country consider the benefits of speed cameras as safety tools.

One More Careless Teen Breaks Our Hearts

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.11.2012 | Parents
Holly Robinson

This kid could belong to any one of us. To me, in fact.

The Surprising Benefit Of A Struggling Economy

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.23.2012 | Business

The recovery isn't exactly booming, but there may be one plus side to a weak economy: Less time sitting in traffic. Traffic congestion fell 30 per...

5 Reasons the Future Is Better Without Jetpacks or Flying Cars

Nick Hurwitch | Posted 07.19.2012 | Science
Nick Hurwitch

Here are five reasons why you should just buy your "environmentally friendly" vehicle of choice and stop holding your breath for a flying future that will never come.