The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released a report on the most common fatal work injuries in 2016. Once again topping the list are accidents involving transportation. In fact, the number of fatal work transportation accidents is now 40 percent of all work-related deaths nationwide.
Like any toys, children’s makeup sets are supposed to be fun, and more importantly, safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
We all speed sometimes, especially on our drive to work, but is it worth it? As drivers, we are convinced that speeding will get us to our destination significantly sooner than following the speed limit. However, this is not often the case.
Buying a defective product can be at best frustrating and at worst dangerous or fatal. Perhaps the scariest aspect of defective products is that we often don’t know they are defective or dangerous until it is too late.
Screen time, or use of smartphones, tablets and TVs, gives many parents an easy fix to keep their children entertained or help them learn. But how much is too much?
You work hard to ensure your children’s safety, but there is always something new to be aware of. Many parents are unsure of the recommendations on when they should replace a car seat or booster seat if they have been in a car accident. That’s understandable, because the recommendations change over time.
Do you have a teen driver in the family? Statistics from the Alabama Child Death Review System show that car accidents are the leading cause of teen deaths. Because teen drivers are involved in so many of these tragic accidents, the state is trying to find ways to address the problem.
It’s probably no surprise that many people drink more during the holidays than at other times of the year. Holiday parties, family gatherings and work events give people plenty of chances to drink more than they should. Unfortunately, this increase in alcohol consumption leads to more drunk driving accidents.
In Honolulu, a new law took effect in October regarding texting. But this time, the law is not aimed at drivers; it's targeting pedestrians.
Just by looking at the numbers, it's not difficult to see why so many people are looking forward to the prospect of self-driving cars. In 2015 alone, according to the most recent statistical data available from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 35,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes that involved nearly 49,000 vehicles. The average annual economic cost of car crashes is estimated to be a staggering $242 billion.