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  • Ridesharing in South Florida Raises Tricky Questions

    Thanks to Uber and Lyft, “ridesharing” has recently become a hot topic. Often likened to a trendier version of the 1970s notion of carpooling, the reality is that these services are more like “ride-hailing.” Rides are requested using an app and accepted by ordinary drivers who use their own vehicles. These freelance drivers don’t have the same destination as their passengers, but, rather, look for ...
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  • Bouncing Toward Injury

    Lately, it seems like every flyer advertising a carnival, festival, community benefit, church picnic or grand opening promises a bounce house alongside more standard expectations like refreshments and “fun.” Made in all shapes, sizes, and colors, these increasingly popular devices for children's entertainment don’t come risk-free. In fact, one pediatric emergency physician in Ohio found himself ...
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  • Sunday, November 15 is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

    In this country, Veterans Day is observed on November 11 while Thanksgiving is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. You may not know that on the third Sunday of November, the U.S. also takes part in a global event known as the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) intended to give recognition to the people injured or killed in traffic accidents and the plight of ...
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  • Look Out for Delivery Drivers

    Zooming along on the roads among all the cars and 18-wheelers are delivery vehicles on a mission to pick up or drop off everything from packages to pizza, flowers to newspapers, groceries to appliances. Some are regular cars with signs on top identifying them as delivery vehicles while others are cargo vans, courier trucks, or light trucks weighing up to 26,000 pounds. They may come to your house ...
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  • A Port in the Storm

    In South Florida, hurricanes are accepted as an unfortunate fact of life . Even when we manage to dodge a direct hit, serious damage still often results from strong winds, heavy rains, storm surge flooding, and rip currents. Both literal and figurative sitting ducks, boats are particularly vulnerable when severe weather threatens and owners need to be aware of their responsibility to secure their ...
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  • High-Speed Police Chases and You

    You may think that a police officer’s firearm is his or her most dangerous weapon. While those guns certainly do injure and kill innocent bystanders each year, it turns out that the most dangerous law enforcement tool may likely be the squad car. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration , approximately 10,640 people have been killed in high-speed police chases between 1982 ...
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