FTC Sued for Allowing Dealers to Sell Cars with Deadly Defects

When you go to the dealership and see that a car has been certified as safe or has been subject to a “rigorous inspection”, you assume that any recall issues have been taken care of. In fact, even without the safety claims, you probably assume that dealerships are not allowed to sell vehicles with unfixed […]

The Ten Most Dangerous Roads in America

You’ve likely heard the phrase “driving is the most dangerous thing you will do every day.” Every driver has had close calls, and a large majority of drivers have or will be involved in a car wreck within their lifetime. Thankfully, advances in motor vehicle technology has reduced the number of traffic-related fatalities exponentially and […]

Traffic Fatalities Continue to Rise as a Result of Distracted Driving

According to the NPR article “Human Errors Drive Growing Death Toll in Auto Crashes,” the first six months of 2016 have shown higher rates of traffic fatalities. Specifically, statistics show that the first half of 2016 had a 10.4 percent higher rate of traffic-related deaths (nearly 18,000 in total) than the previous year. Government agencies […]

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

The third week in October has been designated National College Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW). This year that falls on October 17th through the 21st. Over 1,000 campuses across the U.S. are participating this year. The purpose of NCAAW is to raise awareness and teach students about alcohol abuse, drunk driving, and other dangers surrounding substance […]

Hospital Health: 1 in 25 Getting Sicker on Visit

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in 25 hospital patients has a healthcare-acquired infection (HAI). HAIs are infections that are contracted in a hospital or another healthcare setting. Hospitals can often prevent HAIs by simply following the most basic patient safety rules, such as proper handwashing. In fact, […]

Buzzed Driving? Why Staying Under the Legal Limit May Not Be Good Enough

When the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its Most Wanted List for 2016, one of its 10 points was to Eliminate Substance Impairment in Transportation. To that end, the federal agency, again, recommended that all states lower the legal limit on alcohol while driving to a BAC of .05 or lower. The NTSB first […]

Labor Day: Why Taking Time Off is So Important

According to Project Time Off, 55% of Americans did not use all of their paid vacation time in 2015. Does that mean we’re getting more done? No. Just the opposite. Failure to take time off decrease productivity and creativity. It’s bad for your health and your relationships. It is even bad for the entire country, […]

Safety During Heat Waves

At least four people have died in a heat wave in Philadelphia this month. Six heat-related deaths were reported in July, when a heat wave hit central and eastern U.S. One of those victims was a 12-year-old child who died of heat stroke while hiking in Arizona. There were an average of 618 heat-related deaths […]

Why You Shouldn’t Drive Slow in the Left Lane

The American news website, Vox, recently published a helpful video entitled, “Why you shouldn’t drive slowly in the left lane.”  The video highlights the dangers of driving slow, including one study that found driving five miles per hour under the posted speed limit is more dangerous than driving five miles per hour over the limit. Vox […]