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Children's Tragic Deaths Prompt Federal Investigation of Defective Hoverboards

March 22, 2017

A blaze blamed on a malfunctioning hoverboard in Pennsylvania earlier this month has tragically taken two young lives and prompted a federal investigation into the dire safety risks that...


Proposed Bill May Prohibit Kids Under 16 from Operating Boats on Florida Waters

March 1, 2017

Here in the Sunshine State, it's not unusual to see teens at the helm of boats without adult supervision. Florida law allows those as young as 14 to operate boats after passing a boater...


HP Expands Notebook Battery Recall Over Burn Hazard

February 12, 2017

Via the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Palo Alto, CA-based HP has issued an expansion of its earlier recall of notebook batteries that pose a burn hazard. Today, the recall...


DOT Accelerates Work on Deployment of Connected Vehicle Technology to Prevent Crashes

February 1, 2017

Officials with the US Department of Transportation are revving up work toward the deployment of Connected Vehicle Technology, designed to ultimately prevent hundreds of thousands of automobile...


Sleep Apnea Affects Nearly a Third of Commercial Truck Drivers

January 10, 2017

Commercial truckloads can easily exceed 100,000 pounds. Safely traveling highway speeds with that amount of weight behind you takes focus and skill. Anything that affects a driver's ability to...


Driver on Facebook Live Blamed for Fatal Crash

December 30, 2016

Earlier this month, we brought you the heartrending story of a fatal crash that took the lives of five people, including a young mother and her two small children in Tampa. Now,...


Safety Officials Embark on "Road to Zero"

December 16, 2016

The US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and National Safety Council...


New 'Quiet Car' Safety Standard Aimed at Preventing Pedestrian Injuries

December 2, 2016

The US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced a new safety standard aimed at preventing some 2,400 pedestrian injuries each...


Snapchat Speed Filter May Prove a Factor in Crash That Killed Five

December 1, 2016

A popular but controversial social media feature may be to blame for the heartbreaking deaths of five people in Tampa late last month – and it's not the first time that Snapchat's speed...


"Blackout Wednesday" Kicks Off Deadliest Season for Drunk Driving

November 19, 2016

Chances are you're busily preparing for Thanksgiving Day with family and friends. Just be sure you're also prepared for "Blackout Wednesday," too. Blackout Wednesday, as it's called by police and...


 

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