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Video Contest Focuses on Hands-Free Distractions to Drivers

Posted on March 7, 2014 in Distracted Driving

The National Safety Council, which contends that the use of even hands-free electronics is distracting to drivers, is sponsoring a video contest as part of its observance of Distracted Driving Awareness Month during April. Contest winners could win monetary prizes of up to $2,000. The theme of the campaign is “Hands-free is not risk-free.” The nonprofit organization has called for a total ban on cellphone use, both hands-free and handheld, by drivers. The National Safety Council contends that drivers using...

School District to Pay Big Settlement for Child’s Injuries

Posted on February 28, 2014 in Traumatic Injuries

The Toppenish School District will be paying $6.9 million to the family of a child who was severely and permanently injured when she fell through bleachers in 2007. The record settlement was reached in October...Read More

Number of Fatal Crashes Involving Marijuana Triples

Posted on February 21, 2014 in Car Accidents

Just as the movement to legalize marijuana appears to have gained ground, a new study shows that fatal car crashes involving the use of marijuana have tripled. Researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public...Read More

Antipsychotic Drugs Overused in Nursing Homes

Posted on February 14, 2014 in Elder Abuse and Neglect

As the population grows older, issues surrounding care of the elderly have become more prevalent. Many experts worry, for example, about the extent to which nursing home patients are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Recent studies show...Read More

Cameras in Nursing Homes – Protection vs. Privacy

Posted on February 7, 2014 in Elder Abuse and Neglect

Concerns about nursing home abuse and the safety of residents in nursing homes have led some states to allow cameras to be placed in nursing home rooms. Oklahoma recently became the third state to explicitly...Read More

Portable Generators Create Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted on January 14, 2014 in Product Liability

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently warned consumers about the dangers of portable generators, particularly in enclosed spaces. According to the commission, portable generators caused 800 carbon monoxide deaths in the United States from 1999...Read More

Increased Patrols Reduce Accidents in Yakima

Posted on January 6, 2014 in Car Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accident, Traffic Safety

Law enforcement officials say that increased patrols over the past year have led to fewer accidents in Yakima County, KIMA-TV reports. Yakima County had almost 80 fewer collisions in 2013 than in 2012. Even more...Read More

Older Drivers

Posted on December 18, 2013 in Car Accidents

The life expectancy of the average American has almost doubled since the turn of the 20th century. In just the last 10 years the number of adults age 65 and older has increased by 20...Read More

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