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How close are we to seeing self-driving cars on the roads?

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.

Why do roofers have such a high death rate?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, roofers have one of the most dangerous jobs in America.  The data shows that there are 47.4 roofer deaths per 100,000 workers. This is much higher than the rate of many other construction worker deaths, which are nearly 17 deaths per 100,000 workers.

Nurses are facing too much violence from patients

Most of us don’t think of nursing as a dangerous profession, but unfortunately, nurses in many places face more violence on the job than law enforcement personnel and prison guards. It has become an epidemic in American hospitals and clinics. Nurses’ aides and home health care workers are also at risk for patient violence and other injuries.

Vegetable recall affecting Alabama residents

Southeastern Grocers issued a recall of several pre-cut vegetable products sold at Winn-Dixie, BI-LO and Fresco y Mas. The products are being recalled because of the possibility of Listeria. You can get a refund if you return the vegetables to the store where you purchased them.

Over 2.6 million kids are injured playing sports each year

With school back in session, so are youth sports. Younger children and teens are likely already attending practice for sports such as football, soccer and cross-country. It’s important for parents and coaches to understand how to protect kids in practices and games.

Should police be able to look at your phone after an accident?

Laws banning or restricting cellphone use and texting while driving are not stopping people from engaging in these risky behaviors. Consequently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is having his Traffic Safety Committee look into new technology that would tell police whether someone was using their cellphone before an accident. Not surprisingly, there is already concern about whether this technology—the textalyzer—would violate people’s civil rights.

Is your car on the Deadliest Car list?

We all want to think that our cars are safe, but are they? A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ranked the 20 safest and deadliest cars. Perhaps not surprisingly, their study shows that smaller cars tend to be more dangerous than larger vehicles.

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