Understanding the risks of unsafe tires and knowing what to look for can help motorists ensure that their tires are safe. Worn or defective tires cause approximately 11,000 auto accidents every year, injuring about 6,000 people and taking the lives of 200 more. A study by the National Highway Traffic Administration of 11,500 light-duty trucks, cars, and SUVs found that […]

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Pedestrians in Nevada are likelier to be involved in accidents in certain locations, and drivers must exercise additional precautions when they are traveling in those areas. Areas like parking lots, school zones, the locations of special events, urban areas and the streets during the holidays all present greater risks of pedestrian accidents. For every car trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times […]

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When water is not treated, it often contains germs and chemicals that can make people sick, cause disease outbreaks, and consumption can even result in fatality. Raw water is a trend among people seeking to consume food and beverages that are organic, natural, and untainted by harmful chemicals. News stories about potential dangers in tap water fuel the “raw water” […]

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has selected the Top Safety Picks for 2018. Only 15 vehicles met the standard for the Top Safety Pick+ award. An additional 47 vehicles qualified for Top Safety Pick under this year’s tougher criteria. The newly strengthened requirements include at least acceptable or good headlights. Performance in a passenger-side crash test was also […]

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Densely populated events can make individuals more susceptible to serious crowd crush injuries. Concerts, sporting events, festivals, and shows make Las Vegas prime breeding grounds for large crowd injuries and deaths. Tourists and residents should be familiar with the dangers of crowds and the safety precautions that prevent injuries. (Article continues below infographic) Dangers of Crowds Between 1992 and 2002, […]

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Gunshot injuries have increased in prevalence and severity in recent years and about 35% of victims are injured in shootings that are accidental. Increased awareness about gun safety can help prevent gun accidents that cause serious injuries and death. Gunshot Injuries Can Affect Anyone Almost 705,000 people were treated in emergency departments due to gun injuries between 2006 and 2014, […]

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Although driverless technology will help add around $7 trillion to the global economy and potentially save countless lives, there are still a few hurdles involved with making the switch. Technical difficulties, decision-making capabilities, human-robot interaction and liability concerns continue to be roadblocks that designers, engineers, manufacturers, and lawmakers have yet to overcome. Deficiencies with Self-Driving Cars Autonomous car technology is […]

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Recent studies have pointed to the potential dangers of certain flame retardants, spurring lawmakers and agencies to activate new rules concerning these products. While these products help protect against sudden combustion, they may pose serious health risks. Flame Retardant History Flame retardants depend on the chemical reaction that prevents flammability when products are treated with these chemicals. Flame retardant chemicals […]

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 30 percent of people fail to bring in cars that are part of an automobile safety recall. In light of the overwhelming number of auto manufacturer recalls in recent years, that amounts to millions of drivers on the road in vehicles that have been identified as having potential safety flaws. […]

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Stun guns are often promoted as safe alternatives to guns, but Tasers can have harmful effects on the mind and body, sometimes resulting in substantial, and even fatal consequences. Current health conditions, chemical substances in the body and the duration of the shock may all have an impact on the health risks of stun guns. (Article continues below infographic) Dangers […]

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