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Car Accidents

Ready Or Not, Here Comes Winter Holiday Roadway Congestion

Kari Haugeto | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

When should you start prepping the family vehicle for the changing season and gear up for the dreaded winter holiday shopping and road-trip traffic? What kinds of pre-travel checks do you perform? Are they even necessary?

Move Over, Humans: Robocars Are Coming

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 12.15.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

The real risks for robotic cars are the hazards that unpredictable humans create. That is why we will need to get humans out of the drivers' seats.

Losing Control of My Car and My Life

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.12.2014 | Impact
Lev Raphael

In all my decades of driving, I've never had anything but a minor fender bender just minutes from my house--until last weekend when I apparently skidded off rainy I75 near Flint, Michigan, onto a grassy median and blacked out.

Oscar Pistorius' Brother 'Badly Hurt' In Car Crash

AP | Posted 08.02.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' brother Carl was "badly hurt" in a road accident Friday night when his car was involved in a head-on ...

Cell Phones and Driving is The New Drunk Driving

Susan Yum | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Susan Yum

When I entered the room, I noticed that Jake's feet were bare and all I could focus on were his little toes, and doctors were working on him so furiously. Then one of the doctors said the dreaded words that no mother wants to hear. He said, "Mom, we have to call it."

Here's Definitive Proof That Everything Is Crazier In Russia

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

Poor Russia. While there are surely plenty of sane people living in that frigid place, all we ever seem to recall are the insane ones. You might cut t...

This Car Wants Your Undivided Attention

Brian Beltz | Posted 12.31.2013 | Technology
Brian Beltz

In an effort to combat the problems associated with driver inattention, two Australian companies have come together to create an innovative solution.

It's Not Rocket Science

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation's gun violence epidemic is not inevitable. Scholars must be allowed to do the desperately needed scientific research that will help parents, policymakers and the public determine how we can all work together to stop it.

Say No to Distractions: 'It Can Wait'

Gina Vergel | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Gina Vergel

It is described as a freak accident, because as far as automobile wrecks go, for a bus to hit a lamppost that falls on a baby in a stroller, well, it's just not supposed to happen that way. But that's how it went, and 8-month-old Angelie Paredes is gone.

Words Are Actions... and Can Be the Seeds of Growth

Greg Barrett | Posted 10.06.2013 | Good News
Greg Barrett

I was idle at a stop sign. From my rearview mirror I could see the driver, his eyes bugging, mouth agape. His expression didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. I would be in a wreck. No way to avoid it. My evening was about to get complicated.

Bus Crashes Into House, Driver Among 7 Injured

AP | AMY CRAWFORD | Posted 06.25.2013 | Crime

AUBURN, Mass. -- A regional transit bus crashed into a house in the central Massachusetts town of Auburn, injuring seven people, a fire official said ...

Spot the Cop

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology
Hemanshu Nigam

They alert drivers of potential hazards such as car accidents and assist drivers in managing commutes by minimizing delays caused by speed traps and roadway dangers. However, the app also encourages speeding in a nation that loses too many of its youngest citizens to car accidents.

Helping Your Teen Make Safe, Smart Decisions on Prom Night

Carleton Kendrick | Posted 06.22.2013 | Parents
Carleton Kendrick

For parents, the primary prom-related concerns aren't financial. Our biggest prom worries are the risky behaviors associated with proms, most specifically driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and unsafe sex.

The Health Burden of Being American

D. Brad Wright | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

Until we decide to shift our focus more in the direction of public health activities, or promote policies of complete and total individual responsibility, we will continue to pour ever-increasing gobs of money down the health care drain, and all of us will have to pay the plumber.

Gun Violence, Car Accidents and Fires: Leading Causes of Injury Deaths Among NYC Children

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | New York
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

We reviewed 10 years of data on injury deaths of children from 2001 through 2010. In this report, a special focus was directed to the cause of death among children 13 to 17 years old. Gun violence persists as a leading cause of death in this age group.

Holiday Crashes Take Toll In Michigan

ABC News Radio | Christine Hsu | Posted 03.06.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Ten people died in traffic crashes over the New Year’s holiday in Michigan, while another nine people died over the Christmas ho...

Study Reveals Surprising Fact About Senior Drivers

Posted 12.05.2012 | Fifty

At the age of 97, Bill Keller has no need for a taxi service or public transportation -- he uses his car to get everywhere he needs to go. While he ca...

Man Hit By Police Car Fined $1,000

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2012 | Money

A New York City pedestrian who was struck and injured by a police car was sent a sorry apology from the New York Police Department. Jesse Zorski, a...

Bus Crash Kills 26 Schoolgirls

Reuters | Posted 12.20.2012 | World

DUBAI, Oct 20 (Reuters) - A passenger bus in southwestern Iran overturned on Friday evening, killing 26 female high school students on board, Irania...

This Poses An 'Extreme Safety Risk' To Drivers

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 10.10.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of motorists may be driving cars and trucks installed with dangerous counterfeit bags and they should have them replaced at th...

Take the Pledge: Texting and Driving, It Can Wait

Zach Dean | Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact
Zach Dean

Texting while driving has become a huge problem in the United States. Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be in an accident than non-texters and the distractions result in over 900,000 crashes per year, many of them are fatal.

Wife And 2 Sons Of Dead Man Found Stabbed

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 08.18.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- A woman and two children found dead in a suburban Detroit home when officers went to notify her of her husband's death in a fatal crash wer...

Wrong-Way Crash Leads Police To Crime Scene: Driver's Wife, Kids Found Murdered At Home

Posted 08.16.2012 | Detroit

The mystery behind a deadly wrong-way crash on the I-94 freeway in Indiana that killed the drivers of both cars deepened Thursday morning, when police...

Texting While Driving: An Instant Can Change Your Life... Your Life Can Change in an Instant

Charlene Lake | Posted 10.15.2012 | Impact
Charlene Lake

Here's the problem with statistics: After a while, they become background noise. It's easy to lose sight of the real people behind these numbers. That's why I wanted to introduce you to Wil. Wil had the misfortune to be riding in a car whose driver was speeding and texting.

Big Fallout For Florida?

AP | Posted 08.08.2012 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A series of deadly crashes on Interstate 75 could trigger more than a dozen lawsuits against the state of Florida. The Departmen...