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Keeping kids safe: when to get a new car seat after an accident

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.

Alabama is number two on the list of U.S. teen driver deaths

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.

Holiday travel means more drunk driving accidents

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.

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.

Nursing home deaths a grim reminder of how we treat the elderly

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma impacted millions of people across the U.S., but one of the groups that was most severely affected is the elderly, particularly those in nursing homes. While nursing home neglect is all too common in our country, the egregious incidents caused by the hurricanes' power outages and flooding remind us that the elderly need our support and protection.

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.

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