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What Are the Odds?

  • May 24, 2018
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When something unusual occurs, we may wonder out loud, “What are the odds?” As it turns out, when it comes to how people die, we can determine what the odds are of certain types of death for an entire population. We don’t mean to be morbid, but the truth is, everyone dies eventually. Perhaps you’re
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Falls, Fires, and Food Poisoning Are Not Festive

  • November 29, 2017
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Some of us truly love the holiday season and feel tremendous joy at this time. But as our spirits rise, so do the risks of accidents. Hanging decorations that require ladders, putting up flammable trees, hosting parties that result in lack of sleep and DUI risks, contracting winter illnesses, and experiencing stress over any number
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“Do Not Disturb While Driving”

  • October 4, 2017
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When you see a distracted driver on the road, perhaps you’ve wished for a magic “do not disturb” feature that would keep other folks’ minds on their driving. While no magic is involved, Apple has implemented a new iPhone function called Do Not Disturb While Driving with their latest operating system, iOS 11. If you
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Keeping Your Teen Alive: Drowsy Driving and Your Child

  • September 20, 2017
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When you have a teenaged child who’s got the keys to a vehicle, it might seem as if the things you can worry about become endless. What if they speed? What if they text someone while driving? What if they get behind the wheel after having had something to drink? It turns out that the
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When CSI is Really SCI

  • July 21, 2017
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It was 1970 when serious accident investigation began at Volvo. They wanted to determine which were safer—lap belts or “three-point” seat belts. Engineers at Volvo formed a team and studied the results of crashes where the “three-point” seat belts were in use. It’s one reason we have the seat belt design we do today. In
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We like to think that we have a certain amount of control over ourselves – how we think, how we feel and how we react to the things around us. In many aspects of our personal lives, we do have control. But our subconscious minds can be much more complicated and powerful than we realize.
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Red Light Cameras Are Making a Baltimore Comeback

  • May 19, 2017
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After a contentious past, red light cameras, along with speed limit cameras, are coming back to the streets of Baltimore for the first time since 2013. It’s estimated that doing so will create $5 million in city revenue as well as catch those who would endanger public safety by running lights and breaking the speed
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Drowsy driving is an ever-growing danger on our roads. Anything that has been blamed for 6,000 deaths annually is nothing to take lightly. In a National Sleep Foundation poll, 60 percent of U.S. drivers admitted that they had gotten behind the wheel while sleepy, and 37 percent said that they had fallen asleep while driving
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Distracted Driving: Illegal—and Deadly

  • April 12, 2017
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Imagine being able to experience what a crash caused by smartphone usage would be like—without actually crashing your vehicle and sustaining injuries, or dying. That’s precisely what a number of students in a University of Maryland classroom were able to do during February 2017. AT&T sent a representative to help students through a simulation of
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Safety for All in Work Zones

  • April 4, 2017
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You’ve seen the signs, such as “Give ‘em a brake” and “Let ‘em work, let ‘em live.” But maybe you still can’t help being a bit unhappy when a slowdown in a work zone occurs. We all have family to take care of, work to accomplish, and appointments to keep; all of us get that.
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