Accident And Injury (page 4)


Smoke Detectors Aren't Just an Annoying, Beeping Device

Smoke detectors are not simply a suggestion for your home; they are a necessity for survival. As a result, the fire department in Saltillo, MS...

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  • Jan 24, 2017

Will Driverless Cars Save Us From Dangerous Roads?

Deaths on U.S. roads are up from 2015, which was already a record breaking year. More than 35,000 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents...

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  • Jan 19, 2017

Heating Is Second-Highest Cause of Fires in U.S.

If your apartment’s heating system is controlled by your building’s superintendent, you might have sat around before in multiple layers, shivering, waiting for signs of...

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  • Jan 11, 2017

NY’s Strict Statute of Limitation on Child Sex Abuse Could Change in 2017

As liberal as New York State is considered in terms of civil rights, there is one area of the law where critics believe the Empire...

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  • Jan 9, 2017

Venetian Causeway Closed Again in December, Worrying Miami Bicyclists

It looks like last years’ repairs to the Venetian Causeway weren’t enough to get the job done, because the bridge was closed yet again last...

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  • Jan 9, 2017

Philly’s Helpful Vape Laws Could Spread to More of PA

With the emergence of vaping and e-cigarettes in the past decade, federal and state crackdowns on the products - many of which were untested -...

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  • philadelphia
  • Jan 4, 2017

Birth Defects Are the Leading Cause of Death Among Infants

Birth defects are the leading cause of death for newborns in the U.S., killing one in every five infants, according to the U.S. Center for...

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  • Jan 4, 2017

What to Know When it Comes to Amusement Park Ride Safety in Atlanta

In May, Six Flags Over Georgia plans to introduce a new ride with cars programmed to rapidly twist and turn 360 degrees as it moves...

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  • Jan 3, 2017

A Road Plan for Hoover Could Make for Better Driving in Birmingham's Biggest Suburb

A well-traveled road in Hoover is likely to get an upgrade if the Alabama Department of Transportation can find a contractor. The project promises to...

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  • Jan 3, 2017

With the Second Ave. Subway Finally Completed, What Should Be Next?

There has been talk of building a subway line on Second Avenue for more than half a century, but talk is cheap. Every time the...

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  • Dec 30, 2016

Move Over, And Other Things Nashvillians Should Know About Sharing the Road with Emergency Vehicles

On Dec. 24, a Tennessee Department of Transportation worker was hit by a car while helping a stranded motorist change a tire on Interstate 40...

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  • Dec 29, 2016

4 New Year's Resolutions for Construction Workers Trying to Stay Safe on the Job

If you were a construction worker who avoided getting injured or killed on the job this year, you know how lucky you are. After all,...

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  • Dec 29, 2016

New Year’s Resolution: Nashville Police Vow to Make Roads Safer for Holiday Weekend

With the holiday season upon us, Nashville motorists are hitting the road, but several drivers are not obeying posted speed limits. Many residents are seeing...

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  • nashville
  • Dec 28, 2016

How Can Miami Make It Safer to Walk Around?

On Dec. 10, construction was completed on a pedestrian bridge over the U.S. Route 1 highway at Mariposa Court. The overpass was erected to help...

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  • miami
  • Dec 28, 2016

How More Boston Bike Routes Lead to Safer Cycling

A decade ago, it probably would have been unfathomable to hear about cycling in Boston. The logistics of biking around the city were complicated, and...

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  • boston
  • Dec 27, 2016