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  • Will Drugged Driving Overtake Drunk Driving as a Leading Cause of Crashes?

    For decades, we have learned about the dangers of drunk driving and the devastating impact it can have on the road: there were over 10,000 people killed by drunk drivers in 2016 alone. Recently, however, there has been a rise in a new threat that has impacted drivers across the country: drugged driving. A 2014 survey found that an estimated 1 in 4 drivers tested positive for a minimum of one drug ...
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  • South Florida's Ongoing Effort to Improve Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety

    Pedestrian fatalities are the highest they have been in a decade, and the state of Florida ranks among the most dangerous in the country for walkers. In fact, Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach ranked as the 11th most dangerous metropolitan communities for pedestrians in a recent report from Smart Growth America. In response to this issue, government agencies in South Florida are taking steps ...
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  • Why So Few Vehicles Get Top Safety Ratings Today

    When you purchase a new vehicle, safety is likely one of the top priorities that you take into consideration when making your choice. However, if you were to begin shopping for a new vehicle today, you might be surprised to learn that just 15 vehicles currently make the list of "Top Safety Pick+" according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This means that of the literally ...
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  • Making Texting While Driving a Primary Offense in Florida

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration , 2015 alone saw 3,477 lives lost just because of distracted driving. When people fail to pay attention to the road when operating a vehicle, they not only put their own lives at risk, but also those of everyone around them. Distracted driving is one of the biggest challenges facing both motorists and lawmakers. What is being done, ...
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  • How an Attorney Can Help in a Personal Injury Claim

    A personal injury that is suffered as the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions can have a devastating impact on you and your family. First you must deal with the physical injuries and trauma. You may require emergency care, hospitalization, medications, ongoing doctor visits, rehabilitation, or specialized care to treat and recover from your injuries. Then there are the ...
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  • How Stressed Miami Drivers Impact Road Safety

    We have all seen the nightmare images of backed-up traffic in Los Angeles. It is no wonder, then, that L.A. leads the nation in stressed drivers. A new survey, however, indicates that the city with the second most stressed drivers is right here in South Florida. A recent survey commissioned by Robert Half says that next to Los Angeles, Miami has the most stressed drivers in the country. If you ...
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  • Sexual Assault in the Workplace

    These days, it seems that it's nearly impossible to read the news without coming across at least one story about yet another celebrity, politician, or other public figure being accused of sexual assault. More often than not, the victims of these assault cases are women, though it's certainly not unheard of for men to be victimized as well (e.g., recent allegations against actor Kevin Spacey). And ...
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  • The Role Mechanics Play in Airplane Accidents

    There are hundreds of airplane accidents across the U.S. every year. Many, according to the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB), are caused by improper maintenance or failure to follow clear repair procedures or service bulletins. When aircraft maintenance operations fail in their duty to keep an airplane airworthy, they may be guilty of negligence and be liable for damages to injured ...
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  • Marginal Improvement in U.S. Road Fatalities - Still Concerning for Drivers

    Although road deaths have declined slightly for the first half of 2017, officials note that there is still plenty for drivers to be concerned about. There were approximately 250 fewer deaths through June 30 during 2017 than there were in 2016, which signifies about a 1 percent drop for the period. While this does signify a trend in the right direction, officials note that the number still remains ...
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  • Tired America: How Fatigue is Impacting Safety in the U.S.

    Are you feeling a little tired? If you are, you are in good company. According to the National Safety Council , 43% of Americans don't get enough sleep. Yet, lack of sleep contributes to fatigue, and fatigue causes serious risks to safety throughout the United States. Sleep deprivation is a serious problem in the United States, with more than 4 out 10 Americans saying they don’t get enough sleep. ...
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  • Are Uber Drivers Being Pressured to Work Excessively Long Hours?

    According to the Oxford Dictionaries Online, “ridesharing” is an arrangement in which a passenger travels in a private vehicle driven by its owner, for free or a fee, as arranged by means of a website or app. Without a doubt, rideshare services have become more mainstream over the last couple years, and the industry shows no signs of slowing down. It seems like everyone knows the name Uber ...
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  • What is Being Done to Fix Metrorail System?

    Nationwide in 2015, there were 5 million violent victimizations of people aged 12 years and older. This category includes people who were raped, assaulted, or robbed. These crimes can have devastating impacts on the lives of the victims, ranging from financial troubles related to injuries or loss of work, to mental health concerns that arise from the trauma. The threat of being hurt by a stranger ...
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  • How We've Underestimated the Prevalence of Distracted Driving

    After years of decline, traffic deaths have risen sharply over the past two years. Deaths from auto accidents rose over 14% in those two years. To put that in perspective, that is the largest two-year increase in over 50 years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2016, an average of 100 people died on America's roadways every single day. That's over 40,000 ...
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  • Learning About Falls Early in Life Can Prevent Falls Later On

    Everyone slips or trips from time to time, and for most of us, a “little spill” results in no more than a bruise or perhaps a sprain. Even when a fall does cause a more serious injury like a fracture, most of us heal pretty quickly, returning to full function and mobility weeks after the accident. Falls are a major public health risk in the United States, particularly for certain age groups. ...
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  • Understanding the Surge of Bicycle Accidents

    It is simple to understand the popularity of bicycling. Cycling is good exercise, it's better for the environment, it is economical, and here in South Florida, it can be done year around. Cycling is not just a mode of transportation -- for many, it is a recreational activity. Bicycles are incredibly popular in South Florida, so the latest news about an increase in bicycle fatalities is alarming. ...
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