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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
The United States has been working to reduce teen deaths in car crashes for the past decade. Unfortunately, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), teen-involved accident deaths rose 10 percent in 2015, the first increase since 2006. What can be done to keep this trend from continuing? In a report issued last […]
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
How much sleep a person gets and the quality of their sleep is an incredibly impactful thing. For one, it can majorly affect their own health (physical and emotional) and life. A person not getting good enough sleep could also have effects that can spill out into greatly impacting the lives of others. One of […]
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Early morning on Sunday, October 23, a tour bus returning to Los Angeles from Red Earth Casino in Salton Sea Beach ran into an 18-wheeler. The truck was driving only 5 mph when the bus rear-ended it, killing 13 people and injuring 31 others. First responders had to pull 15 feet of the front of the […]
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Thursday, October 27, 2016
With Halloween just around the corner, many individuals here in the San Fernando Valley are getting ready for the trick-or-treaters that may be visiting their house on Halloween night. For homeowners with dogs, the important preparations can go far beyond just stocking up on treats for the trick-or-treaters and getting their home decorated to match […]
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Saturday, October 15, 2016
The automobile industry is buzzing with excitement over the possibilities for autonomous vehicles, and they are already being tested on U.S. roads. But what do average Americans think of driverless cars? Will they be embraced in the future? Kelly Blue Book, the car valuation and research firm, commissioned a study to gather public opinion about autonomous vehicles. […]
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
In response to the rising number of traffic fatalities in 2015, a new partnership has formed to reduce these deaths to zero. The Road to Zero coalition, which includes the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Safety Council, has a goal of […]
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Saturday, October 8, 2016
The National Safety Council estimates that in 2015, 38,300 people were killed on U.S. roads, and 4.4 million were seriously injured. This data doesn’t take into account the accidents resulting in minor injuries or just property damage. Given the statistics, many people will experience at least one car accident in their lifetimes – especially in Los Angeles. What […]
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Monday, October 3, 2016
With the passage of state Assembly Bill 51, Californian motorcyclists can now legally share the lane with other vehicles when passing. The contentious bill allows motorcyclists to lane split, which is also known as white-lining or lane sharing. Now that lane splitting is exiting the legal gray area, it is up to all of us to make […]
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Sunday, October 2, 2016
Uber began testing autonomous cars on the streets of Pittsburgh in mid-September, as we discussed in an earlier blog. Safety experts, however, worry that these trial runs were launched to the public prematurely. Autonomous cars have problems driving in bad weather, identifying bridges or obstacles, or distinguishing between similar objects – such as the cloudy […]
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Automobile manufacturers must comply with a number of safety inspections for vehicles they bring to market, including small SUVs. These standards help to protect drivers from severe injury in an accident, but what about the passengers? A recent crash test of seven small SUVs was conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The […]
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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Many people claim that driverless cars are our future and that the technology will reduce accidents by eliminating human error. Others feel vehicles without a driver open us up to a host of safety issues and potential hazards. One thing about driverless cars is clear: They are here today and being tested on the roads […]
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Accidents happen every day in Los Angeles and throughout the San Fernando Valley. All collisions can be potential disasters for the parties involved, but accidents between a car and pedestrian are among the most severe. Back in May, the Los Angeles Daily News reported that pedestrian collisions were on the rise. According to Los Angeles Police […]
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Sunday, September 18, 2016
Most people understand that texting, checking social media or using phone apps while driving is dangerous. Yet many of us find ourselves doing it, whether we admit it or not. Why do we feel compelled to respond to every notification ping from our phones? As it turns out, science can help to explain our temporary […]
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Most of the animal bites suffered in the United States today are from domestic animals. Dogs cause more injuries, but infections occur in more cat bites. According to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, dog bites become infected about 1 percent of the time and cat bites become infected between 5 to 10 […]
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Monday, September 12, 2016
After a dog bite or attack from another animal, the most important thing to do is to seek medical attention. Even if the bite seems minor, failure to treat the wound could result in serious infection. Additionally, California law requires that you report the incident to the city or county authorities. To do so effectively, you […]
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016
With around 5 percent of people age 65 or older living in nursing homes, it’s important to reduce the number of falls that take place to prevent injury, disability and death. Ten to 20 percent of falls result in serious injuries, with 2 to 6 percent resulting in fractures. Patients who suffer these injuries often […]
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Sunday, September 4, 2016
Newly released data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports a 7.2 percent increase in automobile accident deaths nationwide from 2014 to 2015. In total numbers, this is 32,744 in 2014 and 35,092 in 2015. This may not seem like much, but it is a more alarming when you consider that the last […]
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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Nobody walks in L.A. – but they do bike. Bike ridership increased 7.5 percent in Los Angeles from 2011 to 2013, including more than 20,000 commuters. Some of this increase has been attributed to additional bike lanes, which eases the ride on many busy streets. This increase of bicycles should also come with a decrease […]
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Saturday, August 27, 2016
Automobile manufacturers are in a race to bring the first self-driving cars to the public market. Uber, the popular ride-hailing company, may have helped to accelerate this process, as they will start using autonomous cars in Pittsburgh within a matter of weeks. Although to start the vehicles will have an Uber employee inside, is the […]
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
From 2000 to 2013, the United States reduced car accident deaths by 31 percent. While this figure is impressive, our country still is falling behind when it comes to prevention of these tragic accidents. In 2013, compared to 19 other high-income countries, the U.S. still has the highest rate of car crash deaths, at a […]
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