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Drugs and How They Impair the Ability to Drive

The effect of drugs and driving The expanding proliferation of over the counter medications, prescription drugs, legal and illegal recreational substances has led to a veritable explosion of drugged driving. Drugged driving like its more commonly known cousin drunk driving, occurs when a driver operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs. The […]

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Cell Phone Tower Workers Face Danger of Construction Falls

The Dangers of Being a Cell-Tower Worker Tower workers scale up and down cellular towers that can be hundreds of feet tall. These handfuls of brave workers are critical to ensuring that the cellular network doesn’t collapse into a mess of useless metal structures. These towers are built weather the elements however nothing as sensitive […]

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Car Safety Technology From the Near Future

Airbags, seatbelts, anti-lock brakes and headlights, the 20th Century saw a steady stream of technologies that dramatically improve the safety, durability and survivability of car crashes. The 21st Century appears poised to continue that tradition with several impressive car safety features planned for the near future. Keeping eyes on the road The next generation of […]

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Automatic Braking Systems To Become Standard On All American Cars

Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life for drivers. According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (or “NHTSA”), 32,675 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2014. To further reduce those numbers, NHTSA announced a joint effort with most major car companies to implement automatic emergency braking (or “AEB”) systems in all American […]

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Do You Have to Use the Insurance Company’s Preferred Body Shops?

If a vehicle is repairable after an auto accident, it will be necessary to take it to a body shop for a repair estimate. The insurance company that’s handling the accident claim may suggest their preferred body shops for repair estimates, but is it a requirement or the best option for the car owner? Are […]

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The Latest Research on Sports-Related Injuries

The Latest Research on Sports-Related Injuries in Youth Sports The latest research on sports-related injuries has shown many new developments. First, the CDC found that ER visits in the U.S. have risen by about 60 percent in the past 10 years. About 170,000 youth sports-related brain injuries occur each year. There is also new university […]

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Results Mixed For Illinois Texting While Driving Ban

Laws passed in 2014 to curb distracted driving, especially texting while driving, may have helped some, but fatalities and accidents in the Chicago area are still going up, studies show. A University of Illinois safety study showed there were 50 more traffic fatalities in 2015 than the previous year. An analyst said distracted driving was […]