Monthly Archives: August 2016

How to Keep Your Child Safe from Stroller Accidents

Stroller accidents are the cause of a disturbing amount of brain injuries in America. A recent study shows that roughly 17,000 children go to the hospital every year after getting hurt in a stroller or carrier accident. When these injuries occur they are nearly always serious in nature. 79 percent of stroller accidents and 65 percent of carrier accidents lead to hospitalization, and about 25 percent of them involve head or brain injuries. While occasional scrapes and falls are a normal part of childhood, parents must find a way to put a stop to so many horrible accidents. Even children who recover well may struggle with long-term effects and problems due to their injuries. How to Avoid Stroller Accidents: Make sure the stroller fits your baby: Pick a stroller with a snug harness and always buckle it before setting out. Carefully read the manufacturing instructions to make extra sure your…
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Self-Driving Cars Can Prevent Traffic Accidents, But Where Are the Regulations?

Self-driving cars can do many things to help improve our lives, such as reduce pollution, cut down parking time, shorten commutes and prevent traffic accidents. The public is somewhat split on the idea of giving up the steering wheel to a machine, but most experts seem to think that, when the technology is ready, our lives will get better. There is more that has to happen other than technical innovation before these cars go mainstream, however. Our current laws around traffic and accidents give detailed rules on what isn’t acceptable and who is responsible in the event that something goes wrong. Many don’t think of the traffic and road laws as a source of innovation, but if we are going to let our cars drive us to work each day, lawmakers are going to have to get pretty creative. How are Regulators Handling Self-Driving Cars? Mark Rosekind, the top highway…
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Road Debris Accidents Kills Hundreds—3 Ways to Stay Safe

Road debris accidents can be a nightmare situation for drivers.  We dread the possibility of a mattress in the middle of our lane on the freeway, a large piece of construction material sliding from the back of a truck or a tree falling in front of us on a rural highway. The road can be a dangerous place, and this isn’t just fearmongering. The numbers show these kinds of accidents are a serious threat. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, road debris has caused more than 200,000 accidents and 500 deaths in the last five years. Major freeways in particular have a large number of incidents where drivers attempt to avoid debris and swerve into traffic. This can cause a series of other accidents along the road. How to Prevent Road Debris Accidents 1: Keep Our Roads Clean Many accidents happen quickly and without warning, but common road…
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