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Blaze Seeks To Save Cyclist Lives With A Laser Projection Bike Light

Blaze Seeks To Save Cyclist Lives With A Laser Projection Bike Light | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
More and more urban commuters are embracing cycling as a way to get to and from work and around the city, and more and more cities are embracing cyclists by..
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Interesting new bicycle safety product: The Blaze Laserlight.

 

It has significant potential to help cyclists avoid being struck by vehicles. It is approximated that 80% of bike accidents while a cyclist is going straight and a vehicle turns into them. This light, besides helping cyclists see, projects "a [green] laser light projection that projects the image of the bicycle five or six meters in front of" the actual bicycle. In addition, it is rechargeable, USB compatible, and 100 percent waterproof. It costs $200 but, as the article notes, "you can’t really put a price on safety."

 

Article by: Ryan Lawler via TechCrunch

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Texting Driver Who Slammed Cyclist: I, Like, 'Just Don't Care'

Texting Driver Who Slammed Cyclist: I, Like, 'Just Don't Care' | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
Poor Kimberley Davis.

The 21-year-old Australian woman was livid when she slammed into a bicyclist while texting late last year, putting dents in her car. The victim suffered a spinal fracture and would spend the next three months in a hospital, b...
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Australian driver, who was texting while driving and struck a bicyclist, blames the person she struck. Driver is quoted as saying, "I just don’t care because I’ve already been through a lot of bullshit and my car is, like, pretty expensive and now I have to fix it. I’m kind of pissed off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car. I don’t agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist. I wasn’t on my phone when I hit the cyclist." 

 

Victim had a spinal fracture and was hospitalized for 3 months. 

 

Driver pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and was fined $4,500. 

 

My take: It is attitudes and opinions like this that make the roadways dangerous for everyone. 

 

Article by: Andy Campbell via The Huffington Post

 

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7 dangerous Apps that parents need to know about

7 dangerous Apps that parents need to know about | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
7 dangerous Apps that parents need to know about - Checkup Daily
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7 Dangerous Apps That Parents Need To Know About

 

The apps are: Yik Yak; SnapChat; Kik Messenger; Poof; Omegle; Whisper; and Down.

 

The article provides an explanation why these apps are dangerous for children.

 

By: Kristin Peaks for Cook Children’s via checkup daily/ checkup newsroom

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Aggressive Driving

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Aggressive Driving

 

"Eight out of 10 drivers surveyed in the AAA Foundation’s annual Traffic Safety Culture Index rank aggressive driving as a “serious” or “extremely serious” risk that jeopardizes their safety.

 

They’re right. Aggressive driving accounts for more than half of all traffic fatalities ...


Speeding is one of the most prevalent aggressive behaviors. AAA Foundation studies show that speeding is a factor in one-third of all fatal crashes ...

 

Half of all drivers ... admitted to exceeding both neighborhood and highway speed limits by more than 15% in the past 30 days. More remarkable, a quarter of drivers say they consider speeding acceptable.

 

As more people understand the many behaviors that can become aggressive and see their own behavior in a new light, they can begin to adopt safer driving practices and manage risk more effectively."

 

By: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (via ScoopIt)

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Sleep Deprivation: The 10 Most Profound Psychological Effects

Sleep Deprivation: The 10 Most Profound Psychological Effects | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
Lack of sleep may feel horrible, but what is it really doing to the mind and brain?
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The 10 most profound psychological effects of sleep deprivation: 

 

Sleepy brains work harder 

Short-term memory is shot 

Long-term memory is shot 

Attention is shot 

Planning is shot 

Habits take over 

Risky business 

Dying brain cells 

Mania 

Car crash 

 

By: Dr. Jeremy Dean via PsyBlog

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Do teen drivers fear parents more than police? | Steve Gursten

Do teen drivers fear parents more than police? | Steve Gursten | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
Michigan Sherriffs notify parents of teen drivers who get pulled over What if every time a teen driver was pulled over, parents were notified? As an
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Do teen drivers fear parents more than police?

"What if every time a teen driver was pulled over, parents were notified? As an injury attorney who handles countless crash cases involving inexperienced teen drivers who make novice mistakes, I can say that I’m very sure such a move would prevent auto accidents."

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San Diego Police target distracted walkers, drivers

San Diego Police target distracted walkers, drivers | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
“SD police cracked down on traffic violators Thursday, trying to drive safety message home .”
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Motorcycle fatalities decreasing: report

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“ Motorcycle fatalities decreasing: report”
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Car Crash Fatalities Caused By Cell Phone Use

Car Crash Fatalities Caused By Cell Phone Use | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
Car crashes involving cell phone use are significantly under-reported. An NSC study of 180 crashes showed that in 2011, only 52 percent of the crashes NSC reviewed were coded in federal data as involving cell phone use.
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The Under-Reporting of Cell Phone Involvement in Fatal Car Crashes [Infographic]

 

By: National Safety Council

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Over 52% of car crashes linked to cell phone use. Other distractions increase the risk of accidents.  +Jeffrery Lapin

 

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Governors Highway Safety Association Reports Reversal in Three-Year Uptick in Pedestrian Fatalities

Governors Highway Safety Association Reports Reversal in Three-Year Uptick in Pedestrian Fatalities | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
“"Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2013 Preliminary Data," notes that states that had decreases slightly outnumbered states with increases, but there were more states that had large decreases, particularly Florida and California. Allan Williams, former chief scientist at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, compared data from 2012 and 2013....”
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Will you Survive a Car Crash at 40 mph?

Will you Survive a Car Crash at 40 mph? | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it

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75% of concussions and TBI occur in car crashes. robbinslaw.com Atlanta
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Would You Survive Doomsday? An Infographic

Would You Survive Doomsday? An Infographic | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
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Doomsday: Would You Survive? [Infographic]

 

Posted by: Brad in Doomsday Preppers / National Geographic

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How Crash Testing Works [Infographic]

How Crash Testing Works [Infographic] | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
A crash test is a form of destructive testing usually performed in order to ensure safe design standards for various types of vehicles. There are many
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How Crash Testing Works [Infographic]

 

By: Ingear Driving School, via Visually

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How Old is Too Old To Drive? How Often Should the DMV Test Older Drivers?

How Old is Too Old To Drive?  How Often Should the DMV Test Older Drivers? | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
“The case of a 90-year-old in Menlo Park raises questions about the DMV and ...”
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Google Glass Behind the Wheel? Lawmakers Say No

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Google Glass Behind the Wheel? 

Lawmakers Say No Speedbumps ahead for Google Glass in cars

Lawmakers in New York and New Jersey and in at least six other states across the country believe the devices are dangerous when used by drivers. Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx) has introduced one of three bills in Albany that would prohibit drivers from using Glass or similar devices. His bill, however, would go even further. ... His bill would let victims of car crashes sue Google and other device manufacturers if the driver who cause the accident was using their wearable device.

By: Matt Collette via WNYC News

A new bill would let victims sue Google.
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Google Glass Behind the Wheel? Lawmakers Say No

 

Speedbumps ahead for Google Glass in cars

 

Lawmakers in New York and New Jersey and in at least six other states across the country believe the devices are dangerous when used by drivers. Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx) has introduced one of three bills in Albany that would prohibit drivers from using Glass or similar devices. His bill, however, would go even further. ... His bill would let victims of car crashes sue Google and other device manufacturers if the driver who cause the accident was using their wearable device.

 

By: Matt Collette via WNYC News

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McDonald's Hot Coffee Case Analyzed | Burn Injury Attorney Florida

McDonald's Hot Coffee Case Analyzed | Burn Injury Attorney Florida | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
FORMER LAW PROFESSOR & Burn Injury Attorney Explains The Real Facts Of The McDonald's Hot Coffee Case & The Legal Basis Of The Jury Verdict
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*What Were The Real Facts Of The McDonald's Hot Coffee Case?* Outstanding post by Tina Willis about the true facts about the McDonald's Hot Coffee Case. It is sad that big corporations and insurance companies were able to spin the "facts" to help support their argument for tort reform. Tort Reform is NOT necessary despite what you may have been told. The legal system has built-in protections against frivolous lawsuits. When you learn the facts, as presented in the blog post, you will easily see that the Hot Coffee case was not a frivolous case.  
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Texting While Walking Can Be More Dangerous Than Distracted Driving | Generation SUNY

Texting While Walking Can Be More Dangerous Than Distracted Driving | Generation SUNY | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
We ve all seen or heard public service announcements warning against the use of cell phones while driving. We ve all become awa... (I plead the 5th!
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Pedestrians who text are at risk.

 

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Teaching your teen to drive: Driving around semi-trucks | Teen Safe Driving

Teaching your teen to drive: Driving around semi-trucks | Teen Safe Driving | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
Driving around semi-trucks can be scary, but it doesn't need to be. Here are some quick tips for teaching your teen how to drive safely semi-trucks.
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Teaching your teen to drive: Driving safely around semi-trucks

By: Mark Kinsel / National Safety Council

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Teaching teen to drive, and semi trucks on the road can be tricky. Know what the blind spot is.

Thanks +Jeffrery Lapin

 

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What do we have to do to get noticed! - Motorcycle Safety Ad

2006 Motorcycle Awareness campaign by the Motorcycle Council of New South Wales (Australia): www.mccofnsw.org.au * to promote awareness of motorcycles as roa...
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What do we have to do to get noticed!

 

2006 Motorcycle Awareness campaign by the Motorcycle Council of New South Wales (Australia)

 

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Car-insurance-Facts; read the fine print

Car-insurance-Facts; read the fine print | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it

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The Great Multitasking Lie [Infographic]

The Great Multitasking Lie [Infographic] | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
See how multitasking by driving and using a cell phone at the same time makes you a dangerous distracted driver in this infographic by the National Safety Council
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The Great Multitasking Lie [Infographic]

 

Debunking the Myths of Cell Phone Distracted Driving

 

By: National Safety Council

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Hands Free Doesn't Mean You're Safe

Hands Free Doesn't Mean You're Safe | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
“ Hand free doesn’t mean any less of a distraction Using hands free technology while driving should be a no-brainer for everyone. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. But, is hands free driving less distracting? According to AAA, NO. A recent study done by AAA using hands free technology was actually more distracting than using a phone the traditional way. Why? Are drivers getting distracted by looking at their in dash screen when hands free texting, email, and phone calls? Are drivers giving the ability to do too much while behind the wheel? In years past, you could only make a...”
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Put Down That Cellphone! Study Finds Parents Distracted by Devices - NBC News

Put Down That Cellphone! Study Finds Parents Distracted by Devices - NBC News | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
The scenario plays out in restaurants everywhere: Mother or father looks at the smartphone or tablet, swiping, scrolling, reading, while son or daughter sits...
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Teen Texting and Driving Accidents - Epidemic of Distracted Driving

Teen Texting and Driving Accidents - Epidemic of Distracted Driving | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
Teenager texting and driving accidents are on the rise across the nation. In California, the penalty for first-time texting offenders is only $20.
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Distracted Driving & Teens [Infographic]

 

By: Andrew Orlander - Ellis Law

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Distracted driving is causing too many serious wrecks . Every needs to put the phone down, watch the road. Lives are at stake. Thanks to #respectedNeAttorney  +Jeffery Lapin.

 

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Its shocking to know that so many teens on the road are distracting themselves while valuing their texting and emailing above other peoples lives.

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Guest Blog: Killer on the Road - The CPAP Shop

Guest Blog: Killer on the Road - The CPAP Shop | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
McCamy Taylor, family physician, highlights the dangers of driving sleep deprived (or with an untreated sleep disorder).
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Great post about the dangers of driving while sleep deprived by Dr. McCamy Taylor.  Sleep deprivation is distracted driving as you full attention is not on driving

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Its common knowledge that operating a vehicle while be tired is a recipe for disaster but unfortunately its a situation that many people are exposed to due to their schedules or medically related.

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Countermeasures to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths

Countermeasures to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
“ Though motor vehicle crashes are at record lows, there is still more to be done to prevent the over 32,000 deaths that occur annually on the nation’s roads. A new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) notes that a few proven countermeasures can have quick payoffs if lawmakers make some bold moves. IIHS cites an estimated 32,788 motor vehicle deaths last year, according to a preliminary projection from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which would be a decline of over 3 percent from 2009. Much of the reduction is attributed to safer vehicles being built...”
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