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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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  • Florida Nursing Home Tragedy: Can We Learn from These Mistakes?

    When a natural disaster like a hurricane strikes, South Florida's elderly residents are among the area's most vulnerable. A criminal probe has been launched since eight residents of The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills died after a loss of power left the facility without air conditioning. Nursing homes have a responsibility to keep their residents safe. A recent tragedy here in Florida ...
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  • Thanksgiving Safety Tips

    Thanksgiving is a time of gathering for many families; it can be a wonderful time to catch up with loved ones over a delicious, home-cooked meal. And while nobody anticipates getting into an accident or otherwise becoming injured on Thanksgiving, it unfortunately happens more often than you might think. From auto accidents while driving to or from holiday gatherings to cooking incidents and ...
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  • The Basics of Wrongful Death Claims

    There is no easy way to deal with the death of a loved one. That situation is made exponentially more difficult if your loved one died as a result of someone else’s actions. These kinds of accidental deaths include everything from car crashes to motorcycle accidents, truck wrecks to accidents on the job, medical malpractice to hazardous chemical exposure, adverse drug reactions to defective ...
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  • With the Kids Back in School, Driver Safety Awareness is Key

    The end of summer is here and schools are ramping up for the start of a new year. Over 4,200 schools make up the approximately 76 public school districts in Florida . This includes Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Broward County Public Schools, which, in terms of enrollment, are the first and second largest school districts in the state (and in the top ten nationwide). With a state-wide ...
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  • National Teen Driver Safety Week: Teaching Teens About Safety Behind the Wheel

    National Teen Driver Safety Week presents the ultimate opportunity to chat frankly with adolescents about one of today's most concerning problems: distraction and recklessness behind the wheel. Far too many teenagers fall victim to car crashes; research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points to motor vehicle accidents as the chief cause of death among adolescents. Common Causes ...
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  • Florida Has a High Number of Unlicensed Drivers

    You’re familiar with the slogans. “The American Dream.” “The Land of Opportunity.” “Home of the Free and the Brave.” It’s those ideals that make this country great and make people want to live here. When they come, they wish to do those everyday things: working, shopping, driving. The problem is, driving a car properly is a learned skill, and not everyone who gets behind the wheel does so legally. ...
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  • Florida Ranks Poorly in National Safety Assessment

    Florida: Where seniors go to retire, snowbirds escape frigid winters, and kids' dreams come true. Residents enjoy some of the world's most beautiful beaches and a climate that many people envy. But when it comes to personal safety, the Sunshine State isn't quite paradise. In a recent study of car wrecks, assaults and murders, Florida ranks among the least-safe states in the nation. Florida may be ...
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  • Flood Safety Tips for Florida Drivers

    This summer, it seems the generic “hot enough for you?” conversation filler has been replaced by “wet enough for you?” While great at making everything lush and green, this season's rainfall has also made much of the state a flood zone. Lakes and rivers are high, lawns are marshy, and water collects on the roads. In a recent National Weather Service flood advisory for parts of Miami-Dade county , ...
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  • New Report Says Florida Is the Second Worst State for Distracted Driving

    Our great state of Florida is known for a lot of wonderful things. Disney World, for one, but also our beautiful beaches, the Daytona 500, the NASA Space Center, and of course, the oranges. What you might not realize is that Florida is quickly becoming known for something a little less enjoyable. According to a recent study, Florida drivers are the second most distracted drivers in the entire ...
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